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Women’s Memory of the Gulag and the Future of Russia’s Memorial

Date & Time

Nov. 1, 2021
12:00pm – 1:30pm ET


Memorial, Russia’s primary guardian of historical memory of the Soviet political repressions and a preeminent human rights defender, finds itself under growing pressure and harassment from the authorities. Many fear that the pandemic-related shift online of its beloved annual Return of the Names commemoration will translate into permanent reality. At this event, we spoke about the latest developments at Memorial, saw photos from its new exhibit on women at the gulag, heard the stories behind them, and discussed Memorial’s future.

This event was presented in Russian and English with simultaneous translation.

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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