Solzhenitsyn Centre to open in Moscow with exhibition on history of GULAG

posted 11 Feb 2014, 14:59 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Feb 2014, 15:05 ]
4 February 2014

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Moscow city authorities have decided to locate the Solzhenitsyn Centre, which contains an exhibition of the history of the GULAG, in a building at 1st Samotechny Pereulok. The MosSovet news agency reports that this decision was taken at a session of the city government’s Construction and Land Commission.

At present the building, which is located in the centre of Moscow and has an area of approximately 3,000 square metres, is, on the orders of the Moscow city government, having a new roof put on, and the attic is being slightly enlarged.

Earlier it had been thought that the work on the building would be completed before the end of 2014.
International Memorial Society: In Memory of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 

Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn at a public meeting in Ryazan on 8 October 1994.
Photo: Evgeniya Kashirina, Ryazan Memorial