Prayerful standing will take place in Moscow to Commerorate 90 years since onset of Solovki Concentration Camp

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.

Interfax - Religion


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