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An action against memorizing Joseph Stalin in the interior of the Kurskaya metro station, Moscow

Press Release

September 15, 2009

An action against memorizing Joseph Stalin in the interiors of the Kurskaya metro station, Moscow, will take place on September 16. YABLOKOs activists will hand to all passers-by a book 1937 published by the Memorial society in commemoration of the victims of the Great Terror. This action will take place in the Zemlyanoi Val street (by the metro station).

Deputy head of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO and Chair of the Moscow City Duma Commission for Science and Education Eugeni Bunimovich and member of the Youth Chamber at the Moscow City Duma Alexander Gnezdilov will participate in the action.

In the end of August YABLOKO spoke against reconstruction of praises to Joseph Stalin initially made as part of the decorations at construction of the station. YABLOKO demanded from the heads of the Moscow Metro to urgently dismantle the elements of the decorations of the station connected with dictators name.

Insult of the memory of millions of victims of Stalins regime can not be justified by any restoration works at the initial decoration of the station, ran YABLOKOs statement.

Free distribution of books will start by the Atrium trade centre at 5.30 p.m.

See also:

Overcoming Stalins Legacy



September 15, 2009