Russia's Ongoing Commemoration of Millions of Christians Slaughtered by Communists

Based upon the VII annual scholarly and practical conference "History of Russia and Solovetsky concentration camp inmates" a collection of articles and reports has just been published.

Solovetsky Monastery on a White Sea archipelago in the Russian North was converted by the Communists into a concentration camp, to a large extent for the clergy and Christian believers convicted on bogus evidence and false accusations.


Upon the fall of Communism in Russia, the monastic life in the Solovetsky Monastery has been completely restored, churches and other buildings renovated. Steady flow of pilgrims and tourists is headed for the Solovetsky archipelago at summer time.



This conference has been held annually since 2015 as part of the Days of Remembrance and Victims of Political Repressions. For the seventh time it was held from June 29 to July 3, 2021, according to the website of the Solovetsky monastery.

Researchers and relatives of former inmates from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Arkhangelsk, Severodvinsk and Solovki took part in the conference. Key themes of the conference were: "Russian nobility in the Solovetsky camp" and "Faithful Christians in confinement".