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Friends of the Karelian historian Dmitriev will restore the collapsed bas-relief in Sandarmokh

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Friends and colleagues of the researcher of Stalin's repressions Yuri Dmitriev in Karelia plan to restore the bas-relief "Execution with the guardian angel" on the monument in the place of execution of victims of mass repressions Sandarmokh (Medvezhyegorsk district). This was reported to «7x7» by a close friend of Dmitriyev Anatoly Razumov.

"Bas-relief is a landmark of Sandarmokh. During the round table in Medvezhyegorsk on Memorial Day on August 5, the director of the Medvezhyegorsk Museum Sergei Koltyrin recalled how he was informed of the bas-relief collapse, how he inspected the site," Anatoly Razumov said. "The construction, apparently, could not withstand the temperature drops, due to the "fatigue" of a nine year fastening. I suggested to establish contacts with the authors and solve the problem of financing the collection of funds, if this is beyond the scope of the Ministry of Culture of Karelia."

The bas-relief "Execution with the guardian angel" fell from the memorial stone in Sandarmokh in the autumn of 2006. Since that time and up to the present moment the sculpture is stored on one of the production bases of Petrozavodsk.

According to the State Committee of Karelia on protection of cultural heritage objects, the bas-relief can not be restored.

"In order to implement the restoration of the monument at the expense of the Republic of Karelia, in 2013 the facility was put on the balance of the Republican Center for State Preservation of Cultural Heritage Objects. <...> Specialists of the center calculated the cost of restoration of the bas-relief. <...> The total demand, taking into account contributions to social funds and overheads, is 2,578.5 thousand rubles," the reply says.

According to the committee, restoration work can be performed in six months, provided that it will be financed. In 2018, the republic's budget will include money for completing the reconstruction of four military graves, including memorial Sandarmokh.

Now the initiative group is looking for authors of the work — Sergei Plokhov and Valery Khazov (the third sculptor Grigory Saltup died in 2013) to coordinate the procedure for restoring the monument at the expense of donations, as it is the sculptors who have exclusive copyrights to the bas-relief.

Historian Yuri Dmitriev, accused of making pornographic pictures of his adopted daughter, spoke in favor of restoring the bas-relief in its original form.

Memorial Sandarmokh is one of the largest burials of victims of mass executions in the Northwest of 1937-1938. According to the archives, for the past 14 months 3,500 residents of Karelia, about three thousand prisoners of the White Sea-Baltic Combine, and 1,111 prisoners of the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp (Bolshoy Solovetsky stage) were shot there. Representatives of more than 60 nationalities were buried in Sandarmokh: 2,154 Russians, 762 Finns, 676 Karelians, 493 Ukrainians, 212 Poles, 184 Germans, 89 Belarusians.

The place of execution of Sandarmokh was found in 1997. Researcher Yuri Dmitriev, as part of the search group of the Benjamin Yoffe Foundation, discovered places of mass graves here. In 1998, an orthodox chapel was built on a memorial cemetery, as well as a bas-relief "Execution with the guardian angel".

Anna Yarovaya, «7x7»


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