arose during perestroika in order to awaken and preserve the societal memory of political persecution in the Soviet Union. The organization is a community of organizations in different regions of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Georgia. The group runs specialized research, human rights, and education centres in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities.


National images of the past

The twentieth century and the "war of memories". An appeal by the International Memorial Society

Often, the memory of one nation contradicts that of another. If these disparities are recognized and understood, the historical awareness of each society is enriched. If not, they can be exploited for political ends. Eurozine republishes a call by the “The International Memorial Society” for the creation of a platform upon which such a dialogue can be conducted.

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