Skip to comments.Over 20,000 [who] Suffered for [the] Faith From Bolsheviks Commemorated at Butovo Firing Range
Posted on 11/01/2013 8:47:33 AM PDT by marshmallow
Moscow, November 1, Interfax - Victims of political persecutions suffered for faith were commemorated at the Butovo firing range, the Moscow Patriarchate reports at its official website.
Names well-known today (of about thousand people) killed in Butovo in the years of Great Purge were declared near the funeral ditches for several hours. The NKVD "shooting list" was voiced in compliance with the days when verdicts were carried out, photos of the killed people were shown at a special display. Rector of the Novospassky Monastery and other clerics read out the first names, then parishioners continued the reading.
Several dozens of people including relatives of the victims, representatives of public organizations, figures of culture and science took part in the action.
Bishop Savva a conducted requiem for innocent victims at the Church of New Martyrs of Confessors.
The former NKVD firing range in Butovo is known as one of the sites where victims of political repressions were killed and buried during the era of political repressions in the 1930 - 1950s. A total of 20,765 people, mainly Moscow and Moscow region residents, were executed here during the Great Purge from August 1937 to October 1938. The Butovo firing range is unique in Russia for the number of saints, whose relicts rest in one place. Today, names of about thousand clerics and lay people killed in Butovo are known, several hundreds of them are canonized.
Communism is the scourge of civilization
It’s not that Communism is bad, it’s just that the people that believe in it are bad.
Communism is inherently bad, because it requires methods of terror to get people to comply. Lenin and Stalin understood this, “You don’t get an omelet without breaking some eggs.” Communism goes against human nature and takes forceful coercion for it to function.
Here are a few, a very few stories:
When Leftists take control—people who do not comply are killed—Liquidated. Soon to come to this land. How many millions of Americans will die in Camps? To Starvation? to firing squads? Think it can’t happeen here? Remember when you thought the IRS was above politics?
One has to wonder how historically and philosophically uninformed a poster you must be after supposedly being around here for almost 13 years to make such a perfectly stupid statement as that.
I guess I should have put a “/sarc” after my line, but I though people here were a little wiser. I know better now.