Belarusians commemorate victims of mass execution under Stalin

People hold candles as they attend a rally marking an unofficial remembrance day for the victims of political repression in front of a building of the KGB state security committee in Minsk, Belarus October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

MINSK (Reuters) – Belarusians gathered in Minsk on Monday to commemorate more than 100 people, including 22 writers and poets, who were executed by the NKVD secret service on Oct. 29, 1937 during Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s Great Purge. The 100 victims, many of them from the Belarusian intelligentsia, were among between 600,000 and 1.5 […]

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