The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

Yuri Dmitriev is a Russian historian who has spent three decades unearthing evidence of the crimes of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Now, because of his dedication to uncovering the graves of the persecuted and creating a culture of historical accountability in Russia, he is in danger of falling prey to a sadistic, neo-Soviet form of abuse: punitive psychiatric treatment. Dmitriev, who is associated with the famed human rights and civil society activism organization Memorial, which was awarded VOC’s Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom in 2017, became internationally known for unearthing a Stalin-era mass grave in …

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