In Moscow there passes the action «the Bell of memory» dedicated to the victims of repression

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoracconti and candles at the memorial Wall of sorrow on Sakharov Avenue in Moscow, where the share of the Bell of memory in Day of memory of victims of political repression. 30 Oct 2018In Moscow there passes the action «the Bell of memory» dedicated to the victims of repression© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Human rights defenders gave a symbolic start of the «Bell of remembrance» in memory of the victims of political repressions at the monument the «Wall of grief» at the intersection of Sakharov Avenue and the Garden ring in Moscow.

In opening ceremony took part the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov, Director of the Museum of Gulag history Roman Romanov, Senator Vladimir Lukin, representatives of the office of the Commissioner for human rights in Russia, the leaders of the historical-enlightening society «memorial». They laid flowers at the monument to Georgy Frangulyan «Wall of sorrow» and hit a symbolic bell, which is a rail hanging on the chain.

«This action, «the Bell of memory», held for the first time (in Moscow — ed.) though she was born a bit early, she was born not in Moscow but in St. Petersburg, Levashovo memorial cemetery, where there is a bell, and every year on 30 October, people come to honor the memory of their loved ones. There lies 40 thousand of Leningrad. Consider these figures: 40 thousand innocent people on a piece of land rest», — said Fedotov.

Except for Moscow and the Magadan region, the action «the Bell of memory» will also be held on Tuesday in Moscow, Leningrad and Sverdlovsk regions and Krasnodar Krai. Fedotov said that this bell ringing — the memory of the innocent victims of repression.

«When we were in Magadan, I ran into memory one line, the author of which died in the Kolyma camps. He wrote with great hope: «after us will come the ships.» This peal, which is now underway across the country — those ships on which we want memory to come back us the names of the innocent victims,» — said Fedotov

On Tuesday in Moscow to 22:00 anyone can come to the monument to the «Wall of sorrow» and strike a symbolic bell. According to organizers, the event will be annual.

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoannunci action «the Bell of memory» at the memorial «Wall of grief» on Sakharov Avenue in Moscow in Day of memory of victims of political repression. 30 Oct 2018In Moscow there passes the action «the Bell of memory» dedicated to the victims of repression© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoannunci action «the Bell of memory» at the memorial «Wall of grief» on Sakharov Avenue in Moscow in Day of memory of victims of political repression. 30 Oct 2018

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