Soviet victims memorial

This item appears on page 4 of the February 2018 issue.

The “Wall of Grief,” a memorial to the victims of the Soviet Union’s policies, predominantly those during the regime of Joseph Stalin (1929-1953), was unveiled at the ring road in central Moscow in October 2017. The 100-foot-long bronze wall comprises many human figures standing atop one another. Tens of millions of people died during Stalin’s rule, either through executions, from famine or in prison camps.