( 2004 , Russia )

...for showing, in traumatic times, the importance of understanding the historical roots of human rights abuse, to secure respect for them in the future.

The spirit of our work is the fight for truth and law. Attempts to comprehend the past and to find answers to present-day challenges are indispensable elements of this fight.

Memorial is the short name of the international volunteer public organisation “MEMORIAL Historical, Educational, Human Rights and Charitable Society”. It was founded at the end of the 1980s as a result of a major movement in October 1988, which took the form of Initiative Groups appearing in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities.


Human Rights and Humanitarian Society
Elena Zhemkova, Executive Director
Irina Sherbakova, Head of Educational Youth Programme 127051 Moscow
Maly Karetny per. 12