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The subject index / Memorial, a non-profit organisation

Memorial, a non-profit organisation

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MEMORIAL (9 Razyezzhaya Street, 23 Rubinsteina Street), a charitable historical and educational human rights non-profit organisation. It was instituted in 1988 on the basis of the movement for erecting monuments to victims of political repressions during the Soviet regime (the initiative group included E.M. Proshina, M.G. Zhzhenova, G.S. Lebedev, T.B. Pritykina and others). Through different years the organisation was co-chaired by V.V. Iofe, Y.B. Lyuba, B.P. Pustyntsev, R.L. Tkachev, S.D. Khakhaev, V.E. Shnitke and others. In 2003, the organisation had over 2,000 members. The organisation is involved in social activities (social statistics, medical aid, welfare and other assistance to former political prisoners and their families); human rights activities (legal advocacy, civil actions, anti-fascist and penitentiary commissions); historical and educational activities administered by Memorial Science Information Centre (founded by V.V. Ioffe in 1991; it includes an archive, a library, and a publishing office) and the Educational centre, comprising a museum, a debate club, and a youth centre. In 1989-91 for the first time in our country, Memorial initiated gatherings of former political prisoners (over 300 participants); the organisation has also discovered the sites of mass executions by shooting and burial places of victims of political repressions (see Repression victims cemeteries), and formed a background for the establishment of Soldier's Mothers (1991), Civil Control (1992) and other associations. The organisation publishes a historical anthology entitled Vestnik Memoriala (Memorial's Bulletin), historical collections, Tumbalalaika magazine (Antifashistsky Motiv (Anti-fascist motif) since 2002).

T. F. Kosinova, I.A. Flige.

Iofe Veniamin Viktorovich
Khakhaev Sergey Dmitrievich
Lebedev Gleb Sergeevich
Luba Yury Borisovich
Pritykina Tatyana Borisovna
Proshina Elena Mikhailovna
Pustyntsev Boris Pavlovich
Schnitke Vladimir Eduardovich
Tkachev Rostislav Leonidovich
Zhzhenova Marina Georgievna

Razyezzhaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 9
Rubinsteina St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 23

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Cemeteries to the Victims of Repression


Cemeteries to the Victims of Repression

CEMETERIES FOR THE VICTIMS OF REPRESSION, places of mass burial of the victims of political repressions in Petrograd - Leningrad. In 1918-53, Petrograd -Leningrad VChKa (All-Russian Extraordinary Commission, more commonly known as the Cheka)

Iofe V.V. (1938 - 2002), historian of nonconformity, public figure.

IOFE Veniamin Viktorovich (1938-2002, St. Petersburg), public figure, historian. Lived in Leningrad since 1938. Graduated from Leningrad Chemical Engineering Institute (1962)

Leningrad Popular Front

LENINGRAD POPULAR FRONT was the most numerous (with some 7,000 participants) social and political union of Leningrad of the period of Perestroika. The organization was established at the congress held on 17-18 June 1989

Levashovskaya Pustosh

LEVASHOVSKAYA PUSTOSH, a tract of land in the vicinity of the Levashovo Railway Station (135 Gorskoe Highway), one of the cemeteries for political victims born in Leningrad

Molostvov M. M. (1934-2003), the political figure

MOLOSTVOV Mikhail Mikhailovich (1934-2003, St. Petersburg) was a statesman and philosopher. In 1935, in the course of the operation Former People he was exiled with his parents from Leningrad to Rzhev

Orlovsky E.S. (1929 - 2003), human rights activist

ORLOVSKY Ernest Semenovich (1929, Leningrad - 2003, St. Petersburg) was a human rights activist. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of Leningrad State University (1952)

Petrograd Fighter Organization

PETROGRAD FIGHTER ORGANIZATION, Tagantsev's Plot, the Case of Tagantsev) was the mythical counter-revolutionary organization, which had supposedly existed in Petrograd in the early 1920s

Pimenov R.I. (1931-1990), mathematician, human rights activist

PIMENOV Revolt Ivanovich (1931-1990), political scientist, human rights activist, Ph.D. (Doctor of Mathematics) (1969). Lived in Leningrad since 1948 (42 Voinova Street, today Shpalernaya Street)

Razyezzhaya Street

RAZYEZZHAYA STREET (in the first half of the 19th century, it was also referred to as Chernyshev Lane), between Zagorodny Avenue and Ligovsky Avenue. The road was named in 1739, constructed in the 1740s following the designs of St

Solovetsky Stone, monument

SOLOVETSKY STONE, a memorial in the public garden on Troitskaya Square, mounted by the Memorial Society on 4 September 2002 (artists E.I. Ukhnalev, Y.A. Rybakov) in memory of victims of political repression (a gift for the tercentenary of St