"Memorial" Historical, Educational and Charitable Society


Malyi Karetnyi per. 12
103051 Moscow
Tel: 299-1180
Human Rights Center: 200-6506
Educational Center: 209-7883
Human Rights Center: 209-5779
Educational Center: 973-2094
E-mail: meminf@glasnet.ru
H.R. Center: memhrc@glasnet.ru
Ed. Center: memnipc@glasnet.ru
Web: www.memorial.ru
Contact: Yurii Afanasiev, Yurii Karyakin, Sergei Kovalev, Co-Directors
The Memorial Society was founded in 1988 by leading elements of Russia's democratic intelligentsia, such as Andrei Sakharov and Yury Afanasiev. Chapters spread to many cities of Russia, as well as other countries of the former Soviet Union. The central aim of the society in its early years was to recognize the millions of Soviet citizens whose lives passed through (and often ended) in the Gulag, to document their experiences, and to provide support for those still living and their families.

Today, Memorial has over 100 affiliates across Russia and the NIS. Its activities encompass three spheres: education and history, human rights, and charitable projects. Its education/ history projects include:

Memorial is a principal organizer of a national day honoring the victims of Soviet totalitarianism, which is observed annually on October 30. For a complete listing of Memorial affiliates in Russia, the Baltics and the NIS, see the group's Web site.

St. Petersburg Office:
ul. Razyeszhaya 9
St. Petersburg
Contact: Vladimir Shnitke, Board Co-Chair

Last updated:    February 1999

A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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