Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov’s plans to commission a vast series of street posters of Josef Stalin for the May V-Day parade has raised a lot of controversy, not least even statements from United Russia and the Public Chamber that he should cancel it. In a new article posted on the MBK Center, Memorial announces their plans to do a counter campaign if the plans go through.
MEMORIAL is currently organizing protests against the Stalin poster campaign planned by the Moscow city administration to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the “Great Victory”. MEMORIAL regards this campaign as a further step towards the rehabilitation of Stalinism, which stands in blatant contrast to “what those who fell in this war did for the Fatherland”. If these Stalin posters are indeed displayed in the streets of Moscow, MEMORIAL will do everything it can, to hang up posters in the same locations with information about Stalin’s crimes and his actual place in the history of the Great Patriotic War.