Statement on the Liquidation of International Memorial March 1, 2022 The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) condemns, in the strongest terms possible, the decision made on February 28,
On February 24, 2022, Ukrainian civilians awoke to the sounds of shelling and explosions following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order of an invasion of the country – an order the
Despite acknowledging Georgia’s independence a year prior, in 1921 Russian forces overtook the country, declaring it a Soviet Socialist Republic. In subsequent decades, repression of political dissidents was commonplace, reaching
In 1995, in the Perm region of the Russian Federation, a unique memorial museum of the history of political repression was created in the former camp for political prisoners Perm-36.
Responding to social upheavals and ongoing human rights abuses in “real time” is a challenging but critical component of what Sites of Conscience do. The Maidan Museum (formally known as the National
Founded in 2009, Gulag.cz (Czech Republic) shares and circulates information about the Soviet gulag and its connection to the totalitarian regime in the USSR more generally. With public access to such