Interfax: Don’t forget saddest lessons of Russian history – Volodin in connection with day memorializing victims of repression

Russian State Duma Building file photo

MOSCOW. Oct 30 (Interfax) – Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that the events associated with political repression in the 20th century should be remembered so that the past can unite society, not divide it.

“The Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repressions is one of the hardest memorial dates in our country’s calendar. In the year of the 100th anniversary of the revolutionary events which caused huge division in our society, it is extremely important to realize and accept our part in all its fullness. It is necessary to remember the lessons of our history, even the saddest ones, so that the past unites us, not divides us,” Volodin was quoted as saying in a statement released by the State Duma’s press service.

“We have to do everything we can to prevent such tragedies from occurring again,” Volodin said.