Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Russia  /  Far Eastern District  /  Magadan Oblast  /  Magadan  /  Sightseeing  /  Mask of Sorrow

Mask of Sorrow, Magadan

4.7
#1 of 16 in Things to do in Magadan
Landmark Tourist Spot
The Mask of Sorrow is a monument perched on a hill above Magadan, Russia, commemorating the many prisoners who suffered and died in the Gulag prison camps in the Kolyma region of the Soviet Union during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It consists of a large concrete statue of a face, with tears coming from the left eye in the form of small masks. The right eye is in the form of a barred window. The back side portrays a weeping young woman and a headless man on a cross. Inside is a replication of a typical Stalin-era prison cell. Below the Mask of Sorrow are stone markers bearing the names of many of the forced-labor camps of the Kolyma, as well as others designating the various religions and political systems of those who suffered there.The statue was unveiled on June 12, 1996 with the help of the Russian government and financial contributions from seven Russian cities, including Magadan. The design was created by the sculptor Ernst Neizvestny, whose parents fell victim to the Stalinist purges of the 1930s; the monument was constructed by Kamil Kazaev. The mask stands 15 metres high and takes up 56 cubic metres of space.WikisourceDecree about labor camps of 1919, in RussianA decree about penal labor, 1929, in Russian
To visit Mask of Sorrow on your trip to Magadan, use our Magadan itinerary maker.
Source
Create an itinerary including Mask of Sorrow
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
88 reviews
Google
4.7
  • The statue itself is a strange combination of a big face with small faces sculpted in it its beautiful and sad at the same time At the back a crossed man and a crying person sitting on its knees There...  more »
  • Mask of Sorrew is situated on top in Magadan city. Nice view but windy mood. Statue is inetersting, you can o up to stairs.  more »
  • We visited this monument on our way out of Magadan. We found it to be a very moving especially since we had all travelled via motorcycle on the Road of Bones from Yakutsk to Magadan. The Road of Bones...  more »
Google
  • Hence, a great view of the city and with due you want, you can come here on foot-lifting can places seem a bit hard, but on top of the benefit, is where to sit and relax, admiring the beauty of the city and its environs. The "Mask of sorrow" is one of the main symbols of this land and, perhaps, one of the first places that should see the stranger who visited this region.
    View original
  • The memory of These neslomlennyh people with severe fate. Mourning and memory.
    View original
  • A terrible reminder of what was in our history. the beautiful monument, and its author-respect and respect. On the monument from the wind sneaks up bones. In sunny weather, it offers a good view of the Magadan.
    View original
  • The first and the last of the three conceived by Ernst Unknown "skorbm Mask", symbolizing mourning and sadness on sginuvshim in the camps of the Gulag. Open June 12, 1996
    View original
  • General TU fun in the first time but then less and less score
    View original

Plan your trip to Magadan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Magadan

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Far Eastern District by other users

48 days in Russia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Russia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 40 days in Russia BY A USER FROM CHILE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Vladivostok BY A USER FROM LATVIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA August, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Russia BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Russia BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Kamchatka Krai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans