Dance on bones? Unknown people break crosses placed by Kurapaty defenders

Overnight into Wednesday, unknown persons broke and tumbled down crosses that were placed by Kurapaty defenders near the restaurant Let’s Go And Eat.

Alyaksei Shein is calling all concerned people to gather at 18:00 and repair the crosses and put them back.

Politician Pavel Sevyarynets, who has joined the initiative, believes that crosses might have been destroyed by employees of the restaurant.

Defenders of Kurapaty, the place of Stalin-era executions near Minsk, keep protesting against ‘dancing on the bones’, i.e. opening the restaurant Let’s Go And Eat in the close vicinity of the mass grave. Activists first asked the authorities to interfere with the situation, and then decided to act independently. They are trying to block the arrival of cars with products on the territory of the restaurant.

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Kurapaty, a place on the outskirts of Minsk, is not just the national memorial and a mass grave of the victims of Stalinist repression; since 1993, it has been is a site of historical and cultural heritage. According to historians, 100,000 – 250,000 persons might have been killed there.



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