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Presentation of the book Overcoming Stalins Legacy in Voronezh

Press Release,
April 12, 2010

Executive Secretary of YABLOKOs Political Committee Galina Mikhalyova presented the book Overcoming Stalins Legacy in Voronezh on April 10, 2010.

Over 20 people participated in the discussion: members of the Regional Council of the YABLOKO party, heads of the Voronezh branch of the Memorial society, history teachers, representatives of youth human rights movement, independent students paper Perekhod and the Young Europe international network, those who suffered Stalins reprisals and representatives from other parties and movements. Chair of Voronezh YABLOKO Inna Kudryashova stressed that communists were trying to revive Stalins cult in Voronezh as well as in other Russias cities.

Chair of Voronezh Memorial Vyacheslav Bityutsky expressed his deep concern with attempted recurrence of Stalinism, closing of archives inclusive. However, he expressed his satisfaction of a joint work of Memorial and YABLOKO and handed to the gathering the book Voronezh Stalins Lists.

Professor of Voronezh State Polytechnic Viktor Bakhtin gave high assessment to YABLOKOs performance the only party which determined its position as regards Stalins reprisals. Valery Chekmenyov, a son of parents who were sent to camps, and who became a prisoner as a baby of several months old, told a tragic history of his family in the period of Great Terror and also presented the participants of the meeting with his book.

All the participants of the discussion came to a common conclusion that public awareness campaign on Stalinism and Russias history should be conducted as broadly as possible.


See also:
Overcoming Stalins Legacy

 

 



Press Release,
April 12, 2010