„JEDNO IMIĘ, JEDNO ŻYCIE, JEDEN ZNAK”. PRZYWRACANIE PAMIĘCI O WIELKIM TERRORZE (1937–1938)
“ONE NAME, ONE LIFE, ONE SIGN”.
RESTORING THE MEMORY OF THE GREAT TERROR (1937–1938)
S u m m a r y
The article deals with current forms of commemorating the victims of Stalin’s persecutions
in the spatial landscape of Moscow, which is instrumental in informing
Russia’s sense of identity. The cemeteries, museums, squares, monuments, and plaques
inscribed into the architectural cityscape of Russia’s capital are manifestations
of a relationship between place and the man who experiences it, and, in the wider
context, between authorities, society, and the individual. Institutions such as GULAG
History State Museum, The Sakharov Center, and the International Memorial
Society have all greatly contributed to honouring the victims of the Great Terror and
keeping their memory alive. From among numerous activities they engage in the
memorial projects called “Material Evidence”, “Topography of Terror”, and “Return
of the Names” are particularly noteworthy.