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TOMSK, Mar 12 – RIA Tomsk. The creation of a memorial and museum complex on Kashtachnaya mountain in Tomsk can enter into a new concept of state policy to perpetuate the memory of victims of political repression until 2024, the Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov told reporters on Tuesday.
The Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil
Society and Human Rights held a meeting in Tomsk dedicated to the
implementation of the concept of state policy to perpetuate the memory of
victims of political repression. Fedotov also visited on Tuesday a memorial
cross on Kashtak, established in memory of those killed during the years of Stalin
"Now we are faced the task of preparing proposals
for the government to extend the concept of state policy to perpetuate the
memory of victims of political repression until 2024. A lot of things planned
for 2020 are not yet complete, but we have to set new tasks. In particular, I
proposed for the Tomsk region ... the creation of a memorial museum complex on
the territory of Kashtak", – he told reporters.
He noted that the center of the memorial complex could
become a large cathedral in honor of the Russian new martyrs: "We need to
remember those people who became innocent victims of the horrible history of
the 20th century. The temple with the museum and the work of searching for
burial grounds — such work could be carried out within the framework of a new
phase of the state policy concept".
Kashtachnaya mountain is located in the northern part
of Tomsk. During the period from 1920 to 1938, thousands of people who were
recognized as "enemies of the revolution" were shot and buried here -
scientists, military, clergy, intellectuals, peasants who refused to
collectivize, exiles who were brought through Siberia.
Earlier it was reported that the construction of the
temple complex "Tomsk Golgotha" began on the Kashtachnaya mountain of
Tomsk in 2011. In 2017, a temporary wooden church which can accommodate about
100 people, was built for the needs of local parishioners. At the end of 2017 there
passed the first worships.