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Bearing Witness Through Names in Russia

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Launch Gallery A ceremony in Moscow's Lubyanka Square on Monday, October 29, 2018, commemorated the victims of Stalin’s Great Terror of 1937-1938. It was bitterly cold in Moscow on October 29, with gusts of freezing wind creeping under the layers of clothing, but people stood at Lubyanka Square for up to five hours, each waiting to read a name out loud. One by one, we were naming thousands of those murdered during Stalin’s Great Terror of 1937-1938. Holding a white piece of paper with the victim’s name, age, occupation, and date of execution, we queued up to the microphone next to Solovetsky…

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