Mask of Sorrow, Magadan

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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
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  • This place overlooks the city, you can see both the Bay and the city. monument dedicated to the victims of the Gulag, watch particularly inside. If you come in autumn, on a hill just above, you can eat berries-cranberries straight from the hive, if of course you did not do other customers. This place is frequented by locals, as spending time as say, come to the promenade and contemplate the beautiful views and fuss.
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  • «Máska Skórbi» — Memorial in Magadan, dedicated to the memory of victims of political repression. The Central monument with a height of 15 meters. 
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  • Magadancy to the observation deck come to admire views of the city, not to once again admire the masterpiece!
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  • Máska Skórbi» — Memorial in Magadan, dedicated to the memory of victims of political repression. The Central monument with a height of 15 meters. Authors: sculptor-architect Ernst neizvestny, Kamil Kazaev. One of the three scheduled monuments "Triangle of sorrow". November 20, 2017, was opened the second monument "Triangle of sorrow" — Yekaterinburg ("mask of sorrow: Europe-Asia). The third monument (Reno) has not been established. in the summer of 1990 years in Magadan visited the sculptor Ernst Neizvestny, residing in the United States. He brought and demonstrated the slides with a sketch of the monument to victims of Stalinist repression 30-50-ies. It was assumed that the monument, installed in Magadan, will be the first monument of sculptor conceived "Triangle of suffering" (Magadan, Vorkuta, Ekaterinburg). July 23, 1990 year of the Magadan City Council decided to erect a Memorial in Magadan to victims of Stalinist repression. The central sculpture of the Memorial is a stylized human face, out of his left eye which tears flow as small masks. The right eye is depicted in the form of a window with bars. On the back of a bronze sculpture of a weeping woman under a non-canonical crucifix [1]. Inside the monument is a replica of a typical prison cell. The Memorial is located on a hill "cool" in Magadan and opened June 12, 1996 year. On a steep hill in the Stalin era was "Tranzitka" — a staging post from which prisoners were sent to different stages of the Kolyma camps. September 24, 2008 during a visit to Magadan region, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the monument and laid his foot flowers
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  • Ernst neizvestny these monument was able to accurately convey our generation a sense of grief, shame for an unflattering era in our nation's history. But history, as of the song, the words not be dropped off.
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  • Been wanting here:) There is something to see. Unusual power this place brings to mind. All advise
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  • Great place. Cool look is always true and never tire, the road is not very good, those who do not have transport hard to get away and found dogs
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  • Interesting composition. Enjoy beautiful views of the city and the surrounding bays. Be sure to visit all the tourists.
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