«For a long time tortured, then executed»: in Russia remember the victims of repression

October 30 in Russia — Day of memory of victims of political repression. In 1974, on this day, prisoners of Mordovian and Perm camps announced a hunger strike in protest against repression. since then, the hunger strike of political prisoners were held annually. Since the late 80s, the country held various memorial events. The most famous is the «Return of names» at the Solovetsky stone on Lubyanka square and the «Bell of remembrance» at the memorial «Wall of grief».


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