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Penza to commemorate political repressions victims

09:30 | 29.10.2014 | Society

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Penza, 29 October 2014. PenzaNews. The Day of remembrance of victims of political repressions will be commemorated in Penza this Thursday, October 30.

A memorial public rally for former Soviet political prisoners from Penza will be held at 11.00 am by “The Penitence” memorial on Moskovskaya street, 86.

The events organized by “Memorial” civil rights society will involve the citizens, public officers, priests, Cossacks, veterans, youth activists, as well as university, college and school students.

October 30 is the Day of remembrance of victims of political repressions in Russia.

Several schools hold “memory lessons” on this day, where they invite former political prisoners who personally witnessed the tragic events.

According to “Memorial” civil rights society, there are approximately 800,000 former political prisoners in Russia.

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