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"Night of Executed Poets”. Photo report
Kurapaty. October 30, 2019 / Raman Pratasevich, Euroradio
About 400 people came to the Kurapaty memorial in the outskirts of Minsk to commemorate the victims of Stalin’s’ regime on the evening of October 29. The traditional action is called “The Night of Executed Poets”. NKVD chasteners shot more than one hundred representatives of the Belarusian elite (poets, writers, scientists and statesmen) on October 29-30, 1937. All of them were buried next to dozens of thousands of other victims in the Kurapaty Tract.
There were a lot of young people at the action. Many people brought their children. People were holding candles, praying, reciting poetry and signing. Entrepreneur Zmister Dashkevich, active participant of Kurapaty defense, was the presenter.