Return of the Names

On October 29th, the eve of Russia’s Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression, we will gather from 10 in the morning until 10 at night to read aloud the names of Soviet citizens who were shot in Moscow as part of Stalin’s Great Terror. From 1937 to 1938, more than 30,000 people were murdered in Moscow alone. We would like to invite all who wish to take part in the reading of these names to come to Lubyanka Square at any time on October 29th to participate in Memorial’s annual ceremony. You will find us gathered around the Solovetsky Stone, a remnant of the Solovki prison camp meant to commemorate victims of the Soviet Gulag. These victims will be remembered on Lubyanka Square on this day.

October 29th. From 10 am to 10 pm.


Excursion «Topography of Terror. Lubyanka and Surroundings» in English

On October 29th, visitors are highly encouraged to join free walking tours of the area around Lubyanka Square. Led by researchers from Memorial, these guided excursions will pass by many of the sites connected with the Soviet terror in the center of Moscow. Guides will provide the necessary historical background and brief overviews of buildings used by Soviet security organs during the Stalinist era. 

All tours depart from the Solovetsky Stone memorial on the eastern edge of Lubyanka Square. The estimated duration of each tour is 1.5 hours. Please help us mark the eve of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions (Oct. 30) by joining us on one of our walks. We look forward to seeing you soon!

14:00-16:00 — Topography of terror. Lubyanka and surroundings

For several years now Memorial has been running the project «Moscow. Sites of Memory». We conduct research and want to raise awareness about the Soviet terror in Moscow. Our aim is to bring this history and the relationship between individuals and the Soviet society visible on the contemporary map of the city.

Our most popular excursion «Topography of terror. Lubyanka and surroundings» has already been visited by several thousand people. Now we have made an English version of the excursion and invite you to register for it.

Meeting place: Lubyanka sq, Solovki Stone Sq, NW side
Duration: from 1,5 to 2 hours

We would greatly appreciate if you take a minute to fill in the tour registration form below.