Baranavichy: victims of Stalin's repressions commemorated on Victory Day
On 9 May civic society activists of
Baranavichy commemorated the people who had perished during WWII and
the times of Stalin's repressions. At first they laid down flowers to
the Eternal Flame in the center of the city and then – near the
cross to victims of Stalin's repressions of 1939-1953 at the crossing
of Pirahou and Smalenskaya Streets (the place where "Kryvoye
Kola" ("Crooked Circle") prison used to be situated).
The iron cross was installed there in 1992 as a memorial sign to
victims of Bolshevik repressions in Belarus.
"The public garden where the Cross of Stalin's victims was installed, is a favorite place of rest of people, especially the children who live in this area. Today there is a very warm weather, and all looks nice because of spring flowers, that's why there are always many people and, accordingly, much garbage. That's why we undertook to look after the memorial place and clean the public garden from litter," pointed civic activist Viktar Syrytsa.