Memorial with names of victims of Stalin’s repressions opened at the Butovo firing range

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in photobacteria memorial memorial Gardens at ButovoMemorial with names of victims of Stalin’s repressions opened at the Butovo firing range© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Tecnocovering the image Bank

Memorial «Garden of memory» opened at Butovo – the monument bears the name of shot in this place in the years of Stalinist repression of the people, reported RIA Novosti, the rector of the Church of the Holy new Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Butovo, Archpriest Kirill Kaleda.

The monument consists of two granite slabs on which are engraved the names of 20 of 762 people who died at Butovo. The total length of the monument is 300 meters, the height of two meters.

«In General, all work completed. We now understand that some things need to correct,» said kaled.

Participants of the opening ceremony were, including, the oldest Hierarch of the Russian Church, Metropolitan Krutitskii and Kolomna Yuvenaly, a member of the Council of Federation Vladimir Lukin, member of the Council on human rights under the President of the Russian Federation Sergei Karaganov, the widow of writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn Natalia Solzhenitsyn, as well as representatives of embassies of different EU countries.

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in photobacteria memorial «Garden of memory» at ButovoMemorial with names of victims of Stalin’s repressions opened at the Butovo firing range© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in photobacteria memorial «Garden of memory» at Butovo

Butovo — the largest in the Moscow region, the site of mass executions and burials of victims of political repression of the mid-twentieth century. Only in the period from August 1937 to October 1938 were shot there and buried more than 20 thousand people. About a thousand of them were martyred for the Orthodox faith, more than 300 canonized.

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in photobacteria memorial «Garden of memory» at ButovoMemorial with names of victims of Stalin’s repressions opened at the Butovo firing range© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in photobacteria memorial «Garden of memory» at Butovo

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