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31 October 2016

posted 31 Oct 2016, 00:11 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 31 Oct 2016, 00:12 ]
Dozens Recite Names Of Stalin's Victims In Moscow Ceremony
Dozens of Russians read aloud the names of the victims of Stalin's purges, an annual demonstration that comes amid a shift in thinking about the Soviet leader. The event took place October 29 under cold, dreary skies outside the Moscow headquarters of Russia's main security agency, the successor to the feared KGB. The names, ages, and professions of some 30,000 people killed at the peak of Stalin's so-called Great Terror, in 1937-1938, were read out by activists and ordinary Russians. The annual "Returning The Names" ceremony is organized by one of Russia's oldest and best known rights organization, Memorial, which has come under increasing pressure. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [29 October 2016]