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
Grim spectre of Karl Marx’s teaching
21. May 2019
Why it is a bad idea to celebrate Karl Marx's birthday? The passing of 200 years since the birth of Karl Marx (1818–1883) was celebrated in the city of Trier, Germany on 4 and 5 May 2018. The
One of the Possibilities for Systematising Soviet Repressions
08. May 2019
"The Soviet Union was not a state based on the rule of law and when using legal terminology in reference to the Soviet Union, they should be placed in quotation marks." Introduction State coercion was
30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
22. May 2019
This June 4th will mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, during which the Chinese Communist Party massacred thousands of innocent student protestors. The People's Republic of
Patarei prison exhibition - a place for learning, experiencing, commemorating
22. May 2019
The communist regime of the Soviet Union (in Estonia 1940-1941, 1944-1991) imprisoned innocent people in the historical Patarei fortress on ideological pretext. They constitute only a fraction of all
International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes
In 2009 European Parliament called in its resolution "European conscience and totalitarianism" for the proclamation of 23 August as a Europe-wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, also condemning the crimes of nazism and communism.
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.