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The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our new digital curriculum, Communism: A History of Repression, Violence, and Victims. VOC is proud to offer a reimagined approach for rising generations of teachers and students to… Read More

Russian President Vladimir Putin first took power in 2000. He succeeded Boris Yeltsin in Russia’s first peaceful transition of power from one democratically elected leader to the next — ever. It was a historic moment for Russia. Putin, however, had… Read More

Today, the UN Human Rights Council voted on the decision led by the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and several other governments calling for a debate to discuss the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses… Read More

Today, it was announced that the United States, the United Kingdom along with several other governments of the free world have called for a debate at the UN Human Rights Council to discuss the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses… Read More

Yesterday, after years of delay and on the final day of High Commissioner Bachelet’s tenure in office, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released the long-awaited UN report on the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses… Read More

“For Beijing, this report is a major problem,” said Adrian Zenz, a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and a leading critic of the policies in Xinjiang. “Despite some shortcomings, it speaks very strongly… Read More

He was unable to preserve the Soviet ideological structure, but it wasn’t from lack of trying. Mikhail Gorbachev’s goal, according to his associates, was “socialism with a human face.” The belief that communism was reformable was what led him to… Read More

Read George F. Will’s review of the Victims of Communism Museum in the Washington Post.

Today, August 23, is Black Ribbon Day, a day of remembrance for the millions of victims who experienced unspeakable suffering or death under Soviet Communism and Nazi Germany. VOC remembers the victims of these oppressive regimes, and we continue to hope for… Read More

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Monika Jablonska as the 2022 VOC Senior Fellow in Polish Studies. Jablonska joins other VOC Scholars as part of our growing Polish Studies Program, created in… Read More