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 Solovetsky Stone  

 
 

       The monument to victims of Soviet repressions "Solovetsky Stone" was installed in the park near the Polytechnic Museum opposite the building of the former NKVD (later KGB) in Lubyanka Street in Moscow according to the order of the Government of Moscow. This place for the monument was chosen because it is in Lubyanka documents for mass arrests of people who were accused of treason and anti-communism were signed.
    Before the monument installation the granite boulder was in Tamarin Prichal, Solovecky village, where in 1919-1933 was Solovecky prison camp, and in 1937-1939 – Soloveckaya Special Prison.
      On the day of the monument opening in 1990 thousands of people came there and the 30th of October was first officially declared as the Day of Political Prisoners in the USSR (now the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression). In 2008 the monument was granted the status of a place of interest.


 
     
 

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