What is communism?
Communism is a political ideology born in the 19th century that set as its objective the building of a classless society in which all means of production and all that is produced is owned in common by all members of society. Communism is totalitarian by its nature. It's objective was the subjugation of the whole of society to ideology and the exclusive leadership of the Communist Party.Read more
Why commemorate the victims of communism?
The victims of all regimes of terror deserve honour and remembrance. Comparison of victims and sufferings is cynical. Victims of communism have to be remembered as innocent victims of regimes founded on communist ideology and also as people who stood up to regimes of terror in the name of democracy, the rule of law, and independent statehood, or for other motives. Communist regimes of terror are part of the historical identity of Europe and the whole world.Read more
Justice and condemnation
Since the 1990s, persons guilty of crimes of communist regimes have been taken to court in many former Eastern Bloc countries. Over time the number of victims of those crimes, as well as their family members, is decreasing, and along with this the importance of this topic is also declining in the public consciousness. This, however, does not mean that international crimes, crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide, all of which are not subject to statutes of limitations, can be forgotten and in this way forgiven.Read more
INTERVIEW: Cambodia under the communist terror - a story world must know
13. January 2020
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INTERVIEW: Russia’s complicated relations with its communist past
02. January 2020
Irina Flige is the director of the St. Petersburg (Russia) Memorial Research and Information Centre, an NGO researching Soviet repressions and defending human rights. Flige spoke about the situation
Historian: the attitude towards the october coup of 1917 is determined by its grave consequences
10. December 2019
The event of the past, which directly led to the establishment of a regime, whose actions cost the lives of millions of people, cannot be considered good. According to historian David Vseviov, this,
Communist Crimes Tribunal initiative gaining momentum in Europe
10. December 2019
Over 200 European politicians, educational leaders, cultural and public figures have signed a petition to form an international court to condemn communist ideology and the regimes based on this
VIDEO: fall of the Berlin Wall 30. How did that happen?
15. November 2019
Anna Kaminsky, the witness of the fall of the wall from the side of East Berlin and the director of the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED‐Dictatorship in Eastern Germany is telling the
Commemoration Day of the Mass Deportations of the Baltic Peoples
On the 25 March 1949, the Soviet army and security services launched Operation Priboi. The event commenced based on decision No. 390-138ss, adopted by the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union. In
The International Museum for The Victims of Communism
The first global institution to be developed and built with a focus on examining the international crimes of communism through objective, fact-based research.