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.
Topography of terror. Lubyanka and surroundings.
Meeting point: Lubyanka Square (to the left of the Solovetsky Stone – please see the map below)
The tour starts at: 15:15
Guide: Maria Shilova
Memorial’s signature walking tour examines the history of more than a dozen buildings used or targeted by the Soviet state security apparatus during the revolutionary and Stalinist periods (1918-1953). From detention centers to the former execution garage of NKVD to the USSR’s infamous Military Collegium, this excursion will explain how the Soviet secret police occupied the central Lubyanka district shortly after the Soviet takeover of Moscow.
Registration is required. Please sign up here.