30 October 2009, Friday, 15:30

Flowers are placed on the monument of political repressions’ victims in Ufa

author: Nikolai Ermolenko | photo: Rafil' Sahabutdinov

The Day of memory of the political repressions’ victims is marked in Russia today and traditional ceremony of imposition of flowers on the monument of the political repressions’ victims has taken place in Ufa Victory Park today. The ceremony was organized by the Association of the political repressions’ victims RB jointly with Ufa administration.

In spite of cold weather more than 50 people came to the park to revere the memory of the repressed people. Many of them brought photographs of their relatives, having suffered from the repressions, newspaper and magazine articles and the books “Live memory”, issued by the Association of the political repressions’ victims RB. Chairman of this organization Maginur Tyabaeva has taken the floor before the comers:

“Every year we recollect all those, who had suffered from the political repressions, our lines don’t get thin and it means the memory is alive and will stay in our hearts and souls forever” – she said — “We do hope that such inhuman attitude to people will never return and all of us, the last people standing, have to make everything possible for our younger generation to know and remember these black pages in our history”.

Representatives of Ufa administration and Muslim and Christian clergy have also taken the floor before the audience.

According to official data more than 50 thousand people had been repressed in Bashkiria and the peak of repressions fell on 1937-38. At present time more than 3000 Ufa citizens, having suffered from the repressions, are registered in Ministry of labor and population social protection RB.