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
The March Deportation attempted to intimidate and ultimately Sovietise the Baltics
25. March 2020
Witch hunt after the Holocaust: anti-Jewish repressions in the Soviet Union
23. March 2020
Statements of the Parliament of Estonia on the crimes of totalitarian regimes
28. February 2020
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13. January 2020
Russian judge calls the USSR an illegally established country and deems it important to compensate for its damages
09. March 2020
Konstantin Aranovsky, a dissentient judge of the Constitutional Court of Russia, called the USSR “an illegally established country”. According to him, modern Russia was created not as the legal
President Ilves supports the establishment of the International Museum for the Victims of Communism in Tallinn
28. February 2020
Toomas Hendrik Ilves , the former President of Estonia and a visiting fellow at Stanford University, supports the establishment of the International Museum for the Victims of Communism and the
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.