Arseny Roginsky: "There is no memory of the cost of the victory. Instead, there is a myth about Stalin"

posted 30 Oct 2016, 04:12 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 30 Oct 2016, 23:03 ]
“If the memory of victories had been built in parallel with the memory of the cost of those victories, the situation would have been different. But there is no memory of the cost of the victory. Instead, there is a myth about Stalin — the master that executed people from his entourage, but was very warm to the people. [Remembering the Names] is about people. It is opposing the memory of the state and its glory."

- Arseny Roginsky, chair of International Memorial Society 

Source:
Daria Litvinova, 'Returning the Names: Moscow to Mourn Victims of Stalin's Terror,' The Moscow Times, 28 October 2016
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