Statement made by the regional „Memorial“ organizations on the occasion of B. Gryzlov’s appeal to the public to reconsider one’s attitude towards Stalin.
The political development in Russia is going into a direction, which
incessantly takes a turn back to the past. The empire is claiming new victims.
And the new politicians of the 21st centur announce reforms based on thoughts
and advanced political ideas which, in actual fact, do not prove to be new at
04.12.2004 On December 1, the Center of Historical Enlightenment of
the Krasnoyarsk Memorial” organization carried out a seminar in the settlement
of Irbeyskoye for students of the upper grades of the Irbeyskoye district. The
project was called “Long echo. Human rights in history and today’s Russia”.
Apart from this, a lecture was held on “Political Reprisals of the Krasnoyarsk
region”. On December 2, there was a meeting with students of the upper grades
of the Stepanovska (Irbeyskoye district) secondary school.
23.11.04 Yesterday representatives of the SPS Party, the „Yabloko“
Party, the Movement „For Human Rights“, the PEN-Club, the „Memorial“
Organization and the „Prison Brotherhood“ picketted in front of the
Krasnoyarsk regional court for the defense of Valentin Danilov.
We are of the opinion that the nomination of the governors and the abolition of elections in districts with only one mandate represent a breach of the Constitution and an infraction of the electoral law. This is unlawful. Examples of using unusual events as justification for the restriction of democracy and a toughening of the regime have not yet disappeared from the Russian conception of history and the peoples’ memory.
We believe that terrorism cannot be fought by an increase of authority, but by purging and reforming the law-protecting organs, by increasing professionalism within the special State security services and, in the first place, by solving the problems, which attract the attention of the people in the country, in real terms.
03.09.04 Today the first volume of the Books of Memory about the victims of political reprisals of the Krasnoyarsk region, on which we worked intensively during the last year, passed for printing. Of course, not we alone – but also the archives of the regional administration of the Federal State Security of the Krasnoyarsk region, the States archives of the Krasnoyarsk region, the regional Office of Public Prosecutor, the Information Center of the States Administration of Internal Affairs of the Krasnoyarsk region and, of course, the publishing house “Izdatelskie proekti”. They all worked on this project with a selfless devotion! The presentation of the first volume is going to take place in October.
10.06.04. The Krasnoyarsk „Memorial“ Organization took part in the All-Russian protest campaign against the bill of the State Duma concerning the abolition of social benefits and amendments of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation.
22.05.04 Vera Viktorovna Tobari (Kuniko-san) has been to Japan to see
20.05.04 Today took place the regional celebration to honour and award
the participants of the competitions „Man in history. Russia – 20th
century“ and „The best lesson on: the history of the victims of political
reprisals and resistence against life without freedom in the USSR“ .
15.03.04. On the 15th of March 2004, on the occasion of a project carried out by the
People's Assembly on "The elimination of administrative obstacles in social
life as an instrument in the fight against poverty", the Krasnoyarsk „Memorial“
Organization handed over a bundle of brochures to the municipal Gorkiy Library.
The project was supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
03.03.04 On the occasion of a project carried out by the People's
Assembly on "The elimination of administrative obstacles in social life as
an instrument in the fight against poverty" the Krasnoyarsk "Memorial"
organization made a trip to Yenisseysk. The project
was supported by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation.
Press release, information, photo report
02.03.04 A round-table conference took place in the Ethnic Cultural Center on Caucasian peoples living in Krasnoyarsk. The event was organized by the Krasnoyarsk "Memorial" organization in close cooperation with the Committee of National Affairs, Religion and Social Organizations of the Krasnoyarsk regional administration. Representatives of social and public organizations, the Chechen and Azerbaijan diaspora, the Krasnoyarsk regional administrative machinery and the press took part in the discussions.
24.02.04. Yesterday, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the
deportations of the Chechen and Ingushet people, members of the Krasnoyarsk
„Memorial“ and the „Vainy“ Society laid wreaths at the Memorial for the
Victims of Political Reprisals. After a short meeting of commemoration a
memorial service was held in the Krasnoyarsk mosque, at which members of the
Krasnoyarsk „Memorial“ Society were present as guests.
The photo report
20.02.04. Please accept our apologies for the noticeable lack of news and up-dates on our site recently. At present we are intensively working on the first volume of the Book of Remembrance dedicated to the victims of political reprisals of the Krasnoyarsk region.