August 21, 2014

The Soviet Story [VIDEO]


"The Soviet Story” is a story of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. Assisted by the West, this power triumphed on May 9th, 1945. Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe’s most murderous regime has never been told. Until now… WARNING: The video contains disturbing images of human suffering. Viewer discretion advised. … [Read more...]

Russian Rights Group Creates Virtual Gulag

Prisoners at work in the gulag during the 1930s

The site is written in Russian, but the pictures are nevertheless compelling. Hopefully they will provide an English version eventually. Radio Free Europe The Russian human rights center Memorial has launched an online "museum" on the history of the Soviet labor and prison camps known as the gulag, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports. Memorial workers have spent six years going through Russian and international archives for photographs and documents that explain the history of the gulag and what life in the camps was like. The website currently consists of digitized documents from more than 100 museums. Project worker Tatyana Pritikina warned that as small museums lose their funding and disappear, the "collective memory of history also disappears." She said it is impossible to be indifferent to history when looking at the online exhibition. "In the exhibition you see everything -- from the death certificate of a two-month-old baby who died in prison to an … [Read more...]