Return of the Names (video): “Name, age, profession, date of execution”

posted 29 Oct 2014, 14:04 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 29 Oct 2014, 14:08 ]
29 October 2014

From 10am until 10pm, one after the other, at the Solovetsky Stone in Moscow on 29 October, people come and read the names of those shot in Moscow in the years of Soviet terror. Memorial is holding the ‘Return of the Names’ event for the eighth time. The names of those shot sound out for 12 hours without a break, but have not yet reached the middle of the list. In the years of terror in Moscow alone more than 40,000 people were shot dead.