Moscow, August 22, 2010 - Interfax
A prayerful standing will take place in Moscow near the Solovki Stone this Sunday at 6 p.m. on the eve of the feast of the Solovki New Martyrs and Confessors, organizers told an Interfax-Religion correspondent.
This year it is 90 years since the Arkhangelsk Province Executive Committee on May 26, 1920, set up a concentration camp in the Solovki Islands, the forerunner of the notorious SLON. The great holy place of Russia became a terrible place of sufferings and executions for many years.
Participants in the action urge the authorities to allow them to set up a Solovki cross on Lubyanka Square and build a memorial chapel to commemorate the tens of thousands of Solovki victims killed during those years of repression.