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    Every October 30, Russia marks the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Political Repression. This archive footage shows the early history – though by no means the entire breadth – of the Soviet authorities' repressions against so-called enemies of the people.

    Every October 30, Russia marks the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Political Repression. This archive footage shows the early history – though by no means the entire breadth – of the Soviet authorities' repressions against so-called enemies of the people.

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    political repression, Great Purge, USSR, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin
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