Yakimanka District, Moscow, Russia
memorial in moscowWe visited various sights in Moscow. The guide we had hired took us to an out of the way park where this memorial had been placed for the victims of Stalin's many pograms. It was quite striking but perhaps even more so, as at the same park were many statues of Stalin which had been removed from public places. The guide told us that there was still hesitation to destroy them completely but being no longer in favor they had been removed to this mostly unknown park. The irony of the victims memorial and the staute "cemetery" seemed somewhat lost upon our hostess.