the head of the Council under the President of Russia on human rights Valery Fadeev became the head of the interdepartmental group on perpetuation of memory of victims of political repression. The corresponding appointment was made by President of Russia Vladimir Putin. This was reported on the website of the HRC.
In the new composition of the interdepartmental group on perpetuation of memory of victims of political repression also included Archpriest Kirill Kaleda, Chairman of the Council on foreign and defense policy Sergei Karaganov, Director of the State Museum of the history of the GULAG Roman Romanov, the Commissioner for human rights in Sverdlovsk region Tatiana Merzlyakova and historian Nikolai Svanidze. Thus from the list of excluded human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died a year ago, the historian Andrei Sakharov, who died six months ago.
In the actions implemented by the group are part of a complex of measures for memorialization of memorable places, the accessibility of archives, development of educational and outreach programs.