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In Belarus: Remembering The Victims Of Political Repression

More than 100 Belarusians, including 22 writers and poets, were executed by the NKVD secret police (the predecessor to Belarus's present-day KGB), overnight on October 29, 1937. While not officially marked by the Belarusian government, it is an unofficial day of commemoration for victims of political repression. Between 600,000 and 1.5 million people fell victim to Soviet leader Josef Stalin's repression in Belarus, according to various estimates. Some survivors of Stalin's repression and their relatives tell their stories. (10 PHOTOS)