Orsha activists launch information campaign on Stalinist repressions

2012 2012-04-30T12:32:58+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/stalin.gif The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Orsha youth group called Zviaz is looking for the families of people who were killed as a result of mass repressions in the 1930s-1950s, as part of a campaign aimed at producing a newsletter on the Great Purge of the Stalin Era.

Some 5,000 people were executed and buried outside the town of Orsha; the burial site was later made into a monument. However, no exact data are yet known, as there has been no full-scale research of the issue.

Apart from that, Zviaz’s activists have launched a campaign to force the authorities to declare the monument a historic heritage.