30 October: Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression

posted 30 Oct 2014, 05:37 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 30 Oct 2014, 05:40 ]
30 October in Russia is the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression. The Day was first officially commemorated in 1991. This year it is being marked for the 24th time. 30 October was chosen as the day to commemorate victims of repression since on that day in 1974 camp inmates in Mordovia began a hunger strike in protest against repressions in the USSR and the inhumane treatment of prisoners.

Photo (Wikipedia) - a stone from the Solovki concentration camp installed in front of KGB headquarters on Moscow's Lubyanka Square in commemoration of the victims of political repression.