Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

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

Conducted by VOC & YouGov

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February 20th, 2018

BELARUS Prosecutor Seeks Four-Year Prison Sentence For Belarusian Activist RFE/RL The state prosecutor has asked a Belarusian court to sentence an activist who took part in protests against a law…
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February 16th, 2018

CAMBODIA Cambodian Opposition Party Members Face Charges For Political Activities Abroad RFA A Cambodian court is taking legal action against five top former opposition party lawmakers and officials for continuing…
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February 15th, 2018

CAMBODIA Cambodian Opposition Lawmakers Call For End To Persecution Of Former Commune Chief RFA Several former opposition lawmakers in Cambodia have asked the United Nations human rights agency and other…
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Initiative #1


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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