12 October 2018, 18:38

Monument to repression victims erected for money of KBR residents

Residents of the village of Psygansu in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) have raised about 200,000 roubles for a monument to their relatives, who fell victim to Stalinist repressions. On October 10, about 250 people came to the opening of the monument, said Marx Shakhmurzov, the head of the Association of Victims of Political Repressions.

He told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that the monument in the village of Psygansu of the Urvan District was made for the money of 30 residents of the village and natives thereof living in Nalchik and in Moscow.

Mr Shakhmurzov has added that about 200,000 roubles were raised; 160,000 were spent on the monument, the remaining funds were used to organize the commemoration.

He has stressed that many villagers actively participated both in fundraising and in organizational events, as well as in the erection of the monument itself.

On October 10, about 250 people gathered for the opening ceremony of the monument in the centre of the village.

The monument is a granite stone with a height of 2.7 meters, mounted on a reinforced concrete foundation, lined with tiles. The names of 78 repressed inhabitants of the village of Psygansu are carved in the stone.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Lyudmila Maratova; Source: CK correspondent

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