Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

2nd Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism

Conducted by VOC & YouGov

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November 2nd, 2017


BELARUS Belarusian Opposition Leader Sentenced To Ten Days In Jail RFE/RL A court in Belarus has sent opposition leader Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu to jail for 10 days after ruling that he…
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November 1st, 2017


ALBANIA Albania: The Country Searching For Hundreds Of Mass Graves Andrew Hosken and Albana Kasapi, BBC A generation after the fall of its communist dictatorship, Albania is starting to uncover…
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October 31st, 2017


BELARUS Belarusian Opposition Leader Statkevich Detained For Sixth Time In 2017 RFE/RL Prominent Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich has been detained in Minsk, his wife says.…
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Initiative #1

Witness

We are in dire need of witnesses today. Witnesses against the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, yes, but also witnesses to the heroism of those who resisted. VOC is telling the stories of those who resisted communism and who witnessed its brutal power.

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Initiative #2

Build the Museum

Permanently recording the immense suffering inflicted upon millions of people by communism must be done. Although a great amount of extraordinary work has been conducted in locations around the world, much of the evidence is either eroding over time or is not accessible to the public. Our goal is to help connect and integrate these […]

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Initiative #3

High School Curriculum

Numerous studies consistently reveal that America’s high school and college students do not know basic facts about the history of communism in the 20th century. In this environment, it is no wonder that personalities and symbols of communism are worn on clothing and even celebrated as signifying equality and justice. In an effort to remedy […]

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Initiative #4

Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

The Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom is awarded each year by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to those individuals and institutions that have demonstrated a life-long commitment to freedom and democracy and opposition to communism and all other forms of tyranny.

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Initiative #5

The Gulag

“It is unthinkable in the twentieth century to fail to distinguish between what constitutes an abominable atrocity that must be prosecuted and what constitutes that “past” which “ought not to be stirred up.” ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 This virtual museum is devoted to the history of the Gulag, the vast network […]

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Initiative #6

The Memorial

The Victims of Communism Memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 12, 2007. The dedication ceremony featured the unveiling of the “Goddess of Democracy,” a bronze replica of the statue erected by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China in the spring of 1989. Many world leaders have already visited the memorial […]

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