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Masks of Sorrow memorial to Victims of Political Repression

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About 1km on the eastern side of the East - West border is a memorial to the victims of political repression built in 1996 honoring more than 18,000 victims of the 1960's who were buried in a mass grave at that location. The site was discovered when they were clearing the area in preparation for the road that now runs alongside it.

The monument to the victims of political repression - the bronze "Masks of Sorrow" designed by Ernst Neizvestny - is part of a memorial complex at the 12km mark on the Moscow highway, where about 18 thousand people were shot during the Great Terror.

The monument consists of two masks, one of which is facing east, the other is facing west; the height of the sculpture is three and a half meters, the total weight is six tons.

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As our guide Vlad said, Why? Why were 18,000 people murdered at the site? For what? For nothing but the insane prejudices of the homicidal lunatic Stalin.

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Posted by stevecrownz 00:10 Archived in Russia Tagged masks_of_sorrow Comments (0)

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