As mentioned in Belarus 70th anniversary of Stalin’s repression?

Participants co-chairman of the organizing committee to perpetuate the memory of the victims of Stalinist repression writer Vasily Yakovenko and activist of the organizing committee Larissa Androsik.
It’s been 70 years since most of the mass repressions that took place in Stalin’s Soviet Union. Why did the authorities refused to mention the sad date? Why do they seek to portray themselves heirs of Russian political regime?
As the Belarusian community celebrates the funeral date?
Valery Karbalevich "Belarus noted Dzyady — a day of remembrance Protz. In This year it passes the anniversary of a sad anniversary. It’s been 70 years since most of the mass repressions that took place in Stalin’s Soviet Union.
Most recently, on October 29, Belarus has experienced a day of memory. In today in 1937 in the bullpen in Minsk NKVD executed more than 100 people, among them many writers. As the Belarusian community celebrates this sad date? "
Vasily Yakovenko: "To commemorate this tragic date, a year earlier committee was created to perpetuate the memory of the victims of Stalinist repression.
We appealed to the people with the best appeal. Every month on the 29th we started to celebrate this date. Walked to the burial place of the remains of victims of repression and put candles.
In June we held a scientific conference "Communism — to international court." As she prepares to release a collection of reports. Not so long ago held an exhibition of works by painters to this date.
Going to open a memorial museum. Such public museum to the nearest time existed in Bobruisk. But due to the fact that the organizers did not have the funds to pay the costs, it was liquidated. Our organizing committee to carry the exhibits in the old roads in temporary storage.
We made trips to places of repression in Borisov, Vileika where put candles, held a prayer service.
Separate conversation about Gomel. There found the Homel Kurapaty. In Pribytkovskaya forest to find the remains of 70 people who were shot in the late 1930s. The authorities tried to turn things around as if they were shot by the Nazis during the war — as it tried to do with Kurapaty.
We wrote letters to local authorities protested. In the end, these remains were reburied at public cemeteries, there was given up. "
Larissa Androsik: "One of the tasks of the organizing committee was to inform the public about the events of 70 years ago. Because people do not really know about them, and the authorities, using the monopoly on the media, ignore information about repression.
We began to publish a newsletter "Echoes of the Gulag" and distribute it as enough of our forces. Send our materials to schools, newspapers, creative unions. To us went letters where people shared their memoirs. Responded Orthodox Church. "
What is the position of the authorities?
Karbalevich: "Why do the authorities have refused to mention about this date? There was nothing on the official level, the municipal media.
Here’s President Vladimir Putin visited the site of mass shootings in public denounced Stalin’s repressions. And Lukashenka did not. How can clarify this position? "
Yakovenko: "The answer is simple and is known for knowledgeable people. Fact that legacy has continued in today’s Belarus. Segodnyaschy The policy and politics have parallels.
We intensively addressed the authorities to mark this date. Sent letters to the president, the presidential administration, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the KGB.
We ask that assist us to find out where they were buried Belarusian activists, who were shot on the night of October 29, 1937 in the bullpen NKVD.
KGB replied that does not have this disk imaging. Ministry of Internal Affairs was asked to give the names of these people on Russian language, request to visit to Moscow. But not so long ago, I turned to the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, and found that our letter is lost. "
Androsik "Fact, that is the disaster we have not been comprehended by society. Totalitarian regime got moral and legal condemnation.
Because there is a revival of authoritarian methods of governance. Liquidated public rights and freedoms. Because, if you recall the atrocities of Stalinism, then there are parallels.
I think that today’s power unconsciously pulls in the past is not Russian social protection of the population and the authorities’ actions beskantrolnasts.
September 30 Russian TV channels showed Putin visited together with priests Butovo — place of mass executions. He denounced the Stalinist repressions.
And we have one of the channels, just as challenging story showed how the cadets of a heavy night school teens take an oath to "Bands of Stalin." The headmaster calls it a holy place for the Belarusians.
It seems that the public need to create alternative "Stalin Line" one of those places, where he wasand mass executions of innocent people. "
Power should be under public control
Karbalevich: "Indeed, it seems that the current attitude of the authorities to the Stalinist repression is not an accidental phenomenon, and political line.
Fighting Kurapaty — the only monument to the victims in Belarus, the creation of a new memorial "Stalin Line", where young people carry on trips and visitors; former Lukashenko’s statement that Lenin and Stalin — these are the signs of Belarus, Minsk invitation to delegations zabugornyh communist parties to celebrate 90th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution — all the links of one chain.
Yakovenko: "Indeed, it is. There is much evidence to support this conclusion.
Wish to add about a huge role in the work of our organizing committee writer Anatoly Makarov, who has published books about repressed people in Belarus, also on punitive who committed these atrocities. We spent a few presentations of these books.
The work of our organizing committee is not yet complete, we are going to expand it further. Soon open a website, where the theme will be applied extensively repression. "
Androsik: "I should like to urge people to join our work. There are many disk imaging on repression, which is transmitted orally and in writing has not yet committed.
Need to resist political repression that are happening now. Beskantrolnasts authorities in the past led to a terrible catastrophe. If you do not put the power of today’s society under control, then our future will be unpredictable. "
Karbalevich: "Thus, my interlocutors came to subsequent conclusions.
In 1-x, hushing the Belarusian authorities anniversary of Stalin’s repression showed the political proximity of the current Belarusian and Russian regimes.
In-2, the theme of political repression is very painful for the Belarusian authorities, because it gives a reason to draw parallels with today’s repression in Belarus.
B-3, the task is to inform the public of the population of the Stalinist purges, to warn them at the moment and in the future. "

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