Several months ago workers building a federal road to the site of the 2012 APEC summit near Vladivostok unearthed a mass grave. The grave held the victims of political persecution campaigns in the 1930s. The project was immediately suspended and the site cordoned off.
Vladivostok’s residents think the remains should be reburied in a proper way. The decision could be made by an expert commission, which will approve the exhumation, storage and cremation of the remains, and the establishment of a monument in memory of the victims of Stalin’s political persecution campaigns.
Half a year after the mass grave was discovered, authorities in Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far East, have assumed responsibility for reburying the remains.