The memory of the victims of political repression unites and reconciles Russian society, strengthens the sense of responsibility for oneself and the state.
The memory of victims of the political repression unites and reconciles the Russian society, strengthens the sense of responsibility for oneself and the State.The Fund called “Memorializing Victims of the Political Repression” (the Memory Fund is its abbreviated form) was registered on 18 April 2016 as part of the implementation of the State policy concept on the memorializing victims of the political repression approved by the Government of the Russian Federation on 15 August 2015.
Preservation of the memory of victims of political repression.
The Fund’s principal goal is supporting educational programs, research projects, and series of events aimed at the memorialization of victims of political repression.
The Fund accumulates private and corporate donations in the form of money or other kinds of property.
The Fund’s main governing body is the Fund Council which collegially decides on the Fund activities. The decisions taken are implemented by the Fund Director. The Board of Trustees functions as a supervisory body and is responsible for fundraising.
Areas of work
supporting the activities of the GULAG History Museum
supporting victims of the political repression
museumifying and memorializing facilities related to the history of the political repression
creating, developing, and supporting memory museums and memorial centers
producing educational content, such as documentary and feature films, plays, and exhibitions
supporting research and educational projects as well as events
designing and implementing multimedia projects, creating the collection of historical data on the epoch
implementing publishing program
The first project of the Fund was the construction of The Wall of Grief, a national monument honoring victims of the political repression. The monument was inaugurated on 30 October 2017 in Moscow at the intersection of the Akademika Sakharova Avenue and the Garden Ring in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of 30 September 2015 №487 On the construction of the memorial dedicated to victims of the political repression.
The monument funded by the State and public donations and built according to the project of the sculptor Georgy Vartanovich Frangulyan consists of a wall with several arches comprised of numerous human figures which symbolize victims of the repression.