Remembrance Year activities launched


The Public Committee for Remembrance of the Stalin Repression Victims launched the Year of Remembrance with the first action on Tuesday at the Kurapaty site near

“We have backed the initiative of the Syktykvar branch of the International Memorial, which asked us to join the remembrance activities.

They proposed to light candles at the mass executions sites every 30th day of the month.

Around 15-10 representatives of the public and nearly the same number of plainclothes KGB agents gathered in Kurapaty on Tuesday.

When I asked them if they represented police, they said no, but refused to show their IDs”, historian Ihar Kuzniatsou, a co-organizer of the action, told the European radio for

The next action of the Remembrance Year is scheduled for February 28.