News on the topic: political repression in the Soviet Union

Orsha activists launch information campaign on Stalinist repressions

30.04.2012 Orsha activists launch information campaign on Stalinist repressions

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.

Minsk: action in the memory of victims of Stalin’s repressions

09.11.2009 Minsk: action in the memory of victims of Stalin’s repressions

On 8 November the Conservative-Christian party BPF held a sanctioned meeting in the memory of the victims of Stalin’s repressions shot in Loshytski ravine. About thirty people gathered near the Culture House of the worsted plant and proceeded to Loshytski ravine, where they laid down flowers to the memorial cross and lit candles.

06.02.2009 Prosecutor’s Office finds illegal closing of criminal case on vandalism in Kurapaty

The Prosecutor’s office of Minsk district found illegal the cessation of the criminal persecution of the youngsters suspected in acts of vandalism in Kurapaty forest, the place of mass burial of victims of Stalin’s repressions.

12.01.2009 Criminal case against Kurapaty vandals is dropped

Barauliany branch of Minsk district police department dropped the criminal case against the two youngsters who were detained on the eve of Dziady holiday (ancestors’ day, celebrated on 2 November) for breaking memorial crosses in Kurapaty wood, where many people were shot during Stalin’s rule.

05.06.2008 Viachaslau Siwchyk sentenced to 10 days of jail

On 4 June Judge of Minsk region Vyachaslau Tuleika sentenced the chairman of the Memorial branch of the Belarusian Voluntary Society of History and Culture Monuments Protection Viachaslau Siwchyk to 10 days of administrative arrest.

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