Stalin “will leave our consciousness as something accidental, superficial and temporary,” says Mikhail Sheynker, a researcher with Last Address, a civic initiative that hangs plaques in memory of Stalin’s victims. He says the plaques serve as small but constant reminders of the horrors the Soviet authorities imposed on their own people.

Stalin “will leave our consciousness as something accidental, superficial and temporary,” says Mikhail Sheynker, a researcher with Last Address, a civic initiative that hangs plaques in memory of Stalin’s victims. He says the plaques serve as small but constant reminders of the horrors the Soviet authorities imposed on their own people.