Structure and organisations

Memorial, being a movement rather than a single organisation, focuses on revealing the historical truth about mass-scale political repression in the Soviet Union and on defending human rights today.

To a large extent, Memorial organisations conduct their activities independently. Historically though, Memorial was established as a network of organisations with the centre in Moscow. The Russian network of Memorial is maintained in organisational terms by the Russian Historical, Educational and Human Rights Society Memorial (also known as Russian Memorial). Memorial organisations in Russia and elsewhere are part of a central organisation, the International Historical, Educational, Charitable and Human Rights Society Memorial (also known as International Memorial).

Thus, International Memorial is both an umbrella organisation for the entire Memorial and an independent research and education centre in Moscow. Human rights work in Moscow is centred around the Memorial Human Rights Centre that has offices in four of Russia's regions and 39 public Migration and Law Network outlets. In the media, the Memorial Human Rights Centre is often confused with International Memorial.

General co-ordination of Memorial work is vested in the International Memorial Board that comprises twenty-nine representatives of the Memorial organisations. The International Memorial Board meets in Moscow on a regular basis setting the agenda and deciding Memorial’s policies on topical issues.

Currently, over fifty Memorial organisations operate in Russia, six more in Ukraine, one in Belgium, one in Germany, one in France, one in Italy, and one in the Czech Republic. 

Russia

Abakan

Khakassia Memorial Society

Active since

January 1998

Head

Kryntsova, Maria Nikolayevna

Postal address

Office 1, 10 ulitsa Lermontova, Abakan, the Republic of Khakassia, 655016, Russia

E-mail address

kryntsov@yandex.ru

Apatity

The Khibiny Memorial Society

Active since

June 1989

Head

Ignatyev, Yury Victorovich

Postal address

3 ulitsa Dzerzhinskogo, Apatity, Murmansk Region, 184209, Russia

E-mail address

ignatev58@mail.ru

Artyom

The Town of Artyom Public Organisation for Rehabilitated Persons and Repression Victims

Active since

January 1998

Head

Turkina, Valentina Stepanovna

Postal address

office 4, 2 Krasnoarmeyskaya ulitsa, Artyom, Primorskiy Krai, 692760, Russia

Astrakhan

Astrakhan Regional Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

December 1995

Biysk

Biysk Memorial Society

Active since

September 2014

Blagoveshchensk

Amur Regional division, Russian Memorial

Active since

February 2017

Bryansk

Bryansk Memorial

Active since

March 2000

Head

Polyakov, Nikolai Semyonovich

Postal address

office 49, 20 Aviatsionnaya ulitsa, Bryansk, 241037, Russia

E-mail address

ns-polyakov@yandex.ru

Vladimir

Vladimir Memorial

Active since

July 1989

Head

Lutsenko, Valentina Fyodorovna

Postal address

23a ulitsa P. Osipenko, Vladimir, 600009, Russia

E-mail address

Valentina171947@mail.ru

Volgograd

Nadezhda ('Hope') Committee, Migration and Law Network, Memorial Human Rights Centre

Active since

September 1997

Voronezh

The City of Voronezh Public Historical and Educational Organisation Memorial

Active since

October 2014

Georgiyevsk

Stavropol Regional Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

October 2014

Head

Drozdova, Yelena Yevgenyevna

Gorno-Altaysk

Altai Republic Regional Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

November 2002

Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg Memorial Society

Site

http://ekmemorial.com/

Active since

February 2003

Head

Pastukhova, Anna Yakovlevna

Postal address

99 prospekt Lenina, Yekaterinburg, 620062, Russia

E-mail address

annapast@yandex.ru

Irkutsk

Irkutsk Memorial

Active since

September 2014

Head

Seredin, Alexander Vasilyevich

Postal address

1 - 183, ulitsa Marshala Zhukova, Irkutsk, Russia

E-mail address

memoirkutsk@gmail.com

Yoshkar-Ola

Mari El Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

June 1999

Head

Arakcheyev, Nikolai Alexandrovich

Postal address

74-12 ulitsa Tchekova, Mari El Republic, 424031, Russia

Kazan

Tatarstan Memorial

Active since

October 1988

Head

Stepanov, Alexei Fyodorovich

Postal address

office 73,8 ulitsa Akademika Kirpichnikova, Kazan, 420029, Russia

E-mail address

historik@bk.ru

Kirov

Historical and Educational society Vyatka Memorial

Active since

September 2014

Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Komsomolsk-on-Amur Memorial

Active since

March 1989

Head

Kuzmina, Marina Alexeyevna

Postal address

37 bld 4 Vokzalnay ulitsa, office 10, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, 681013, Russia

E-mail address

kuzmina@kmscom.ru

Kostroma

Kostroma regional division, Russian Memorial

Site

https://www.facebook.com/memorial.kostroma/

Active since

December 2013

Head

Sorokin, Nikolai Valeryevich

Postal address

94 Prospekt Mira, office 1, Kostroma, 156013, Russia

E-mail address

memorial.kostroma@gmail.com

Kotlas

Archangelsk Regional Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

September 2014

Head

Klapiyuk, Militina Vladimirovna

Postal address

Att.: I. A. Dubrovina, suite 4, 102 ulitsa lenina, Kotlas, Archangelsk Region, 165300, Russia

E-mail address

i.a.dubrovina@mail.ru

Krasnodar

Krasnodar Krai division, Memorial Society

Site

http://kubanmemo.ru/

Active since

November 1989

Head

Kropachev, Sergei Alexandrovich

Postal address

14 Kamvolnaya, office 10, Krasnodar, 350018, Russia

E-mail address

kubanmemo@yandex.ru

Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyark Historical, Educational and Human Rights Society Memorial

Site

http://www.memorial.krsk.ru/

Active since

March 1988

Head

Babiy, Alexei Andreyevich

Postal address

P.O.box 25491, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russia

E-mail address

alex@maxsoft.ru

Kropotkin

The Town of Kropotkin Public Organisation for Victims of 1930–1950s Political Repression

Active since

March 2017

Head

Matviyenko, Valentina Georgiyevna

Kurgan

Kurgan Regional Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

March 2017

Head

Bazarova, Lyudmila Nikolayevna

E-mail address

bazarova@mail.ru

Miass

Chelyabinsk Memorial

Active since

March 1989

Head

Kostina, Svetlana Vasilyevna

Postal address

10-28 ulitsa Stepana Razina, Miass, Chelyabinsk Region, 456317, Russia

E-mail address

svet_kostina@mal.ru

Murmansk

Murmansk Memorial

Active since

December 2006

Head

Paykachev, Vyacheslav Iosifovich

Postal address

3 ulitsa Samoilovoi, office 5, Murmansk, 183038, Russia

E-mail address

kawlirin@rambler.ru

Murom

Public organisation Memorial of the Murom District, Vladimir Region

Active since

October 1994

Head

Maslov, Alexander Vasilyevich

Postal address

37a, ulitsa Moskovskaya, Murom, Vladimir Region, 602251, Russia

E-mail address

murom_memo@mail.ru

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Memorial

Active since

February 2002

Head

Galker, Arkady Sergeyevich

Postal address

office 93, 35 Komsomolskaya ulitsa, Nizhny Novgorod, 603138, Russia

E-mail address

arkady.galker@gmail.com

Novorossiysk

Novorossiysk Memorial

Active since

June 1989

Head

Goncharov, Gennady Grigoryevich

Postal address

office 129, 185 prospekt Dzerzhinskogo, Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai, 353920, Russia

Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk Memorial

Active since

July 1989

Head

Rudnitsky, Alexander Lvovich

Postal address

office 115, 5 ulitsa Arbuzova, Novosibirsk, 630117, Russia

E-mail address

arudnitsky@gmail.com

Novocherkassk

Novocherkassk Memorial

Active since

August 2014

Head

Gubanova, Yelena Georgiyevna

Postal address

45 ulitsa Ostrovskogo, Novocherassk, Rostov Region, 346407, Russia

E-mail address

donhistory@mail.ru

Obninsk

Kaluga Regional Human Rights Research Centre

Active since

March 2005

Omsk

Omsk Memorial

Site

http://omsk-memorial.ru

Active since

November 1988

Head

Mordkovich, Tamara Petrovna

Postal address

office 82, 10 Prigorodnaya ulitsa, Omsk, 644077, Russia

E-mail address

memomsk55@mail.ru

Orenburg

Orenburg Memorial Movement

Active since

February 1988

Head

Rozhdestvin, Alexander Alexandrovich

Postal address

56 ulitsa Yasnaya, selo Ivanovka, Orenburgskiy Rayon, Orenburg Region, 460528, Russia

E-mail address

orenburg-alexandr@mail.ru

Orenburg

Orenburg Memorial

Active since

January 2014

Head

Chubarev, Vladimir Mikhailovich

Postal address

44 Vechernaya ulitsa, mikrorayon Rostoshi, Orenburg, 460008, Russia

Penza

Penza Memorial

Site

http://penza.memo.ru

Active since

December 1997

Head

Alfertyeva, Tatyana Yakovlevna

Postal address

9-195 ultisa 65-letiya Pobedy, Penza, 440064, Russia

E-mail address

memopenza@yandex.ru

Perm

Perm Memorial

Site

http://pmem.ru/

Active since

December 1988

Head

Latypov, Robert Ramilyevich

Postal address

40 ulitsa Krupskoi, Perm, 614070, Russia

E-mail address

pmem@yandex.ru

Petrozavodsk

Karelia Memorial

Active since

November 2014

Head

Dmitriyev, Yury Alexeуevich

Pechyora

Pechyora Memorial

Active since

May 1989

Head

Yedelkina, Lyudmila Mitrofanovna

Postal address

3 PPET, Pechorskiy Prospekt, Pechyora, Komi Republic, 169700, Russia

E-mail address

region13-m@pechora-pet.ru

Pskov

Pskov Memorial

Active since

February 1989

Head

Dzeva, Yury Andreyevich

Postal address

12 Otradnaya, Pskov, 180002, Russia

E-mail address

dzevamemo@yandex.ru

Ryazan

Ryazan Memorial

Site

http://hro.org/memorial

Active since

October 1989

Head

Blinushov, Andrei Yuryevich

Postal address

office H7, 17 Veterinarnaya ulitsa, Ryazan-44, 390044, Russia

E-mail address

memorial.rzn@yandex.ru

Samara

Samara Memorial

Active since

November 1988

Head

Semyonov, Vladimir Mikhailovich

Postal address

P.O. 6851, Samara, 443010, Russia

E-mail address

kell@eworld.ru

St. Petersburg

Memorial Research and Information Centre

Site

http://www.memorial-nic.org/

Active since

September 1987

Head

Flige, Irina Anatolyevna

Postal address

P.0. box 4, St. Petersburg, 191002, Russia

E-mail address

flige@yandex.ru

St. Petersburg

Memorial Public Organisation

Active since

June 1987

Head

Shkolnik, Galina Izrailevna

Postal address

9 Razyezzhaya ulitsa, St. Petersburg, 191002, Russia

E-mail address

galscool@mail.ru

Saransk

Mordovian Republic Human Rights Centre

Active since

March 1996

Head

Guslyannikov, Vasily Dmitriyevich

Postal address

office 12, 15v ulitsa Mariny Raskovoi, Saransk, 430019, Russia

E-mail address

gusl@bk.ru

Saratov

Saratov Memorial

Active since

November 1998

Head

Deltsov, Lev Sergeyevich

E-mail address

seleznev-sar@rambler.ru

Smolensk

Smolensk Memorial

Active since

November 2014

Head

Turchenkova, Liliya Alfredovna

E-mail address

79525384257@yandex.ru

Sosnogorsk

Sosnogorsk Memorial

Active since

February 1992

Head

Kovbasa, Olga Nikolayevna

Postal address

office 39, 14, 6 mikrorayon, Sosnogorsk, Komi Republic, 169502, Russia

Syktyvkar

Komi Regional Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

September 2014

Head

Sazhin, Igor Valentinovich

Postal address

3-212 ulitsa Kolkhoznaya, Syktyvkar, 167000, Russia

E-mail address

svetak2007@gmail.com

Tambov

Tambov Memorial

Active since

March 1989

Head

Khaziev, Andrei Vladislavovich

Postal address

office 3, 4 Dachnaya ulitsa, Tambov, PO Tambovskiy Leskhoz, 392555, Russia

E-mail address

ruliks53@mail.ru

Tver

Tver Memorial

Active since

October 1988

Head

Sharipova, Valentina Alexeyevna

Postal address

P. O. box 342, Glavpochtamt, Tver, 170100, Russia

E-mail address

memo.tver@gmail.com

Tomsk

Tomsk Memorial

Site

http://nkvd.tomsk.ru/

Active since

December 1988

Head

Khanevich, Vasily Antonovich

E-mail address

han.tomsk@yandex.ru

Tula

Tula Memorial

Site

http://memorialtula.ru/

Active since

January 1989

Head

Shcheglov, Sergei Lvovich

Postal address

40 ulitsa Bundurina, Tula, 300034, Russia

E-mail address

memo_tula@mail.ru

Cheboksary

Chuvashia Memorial

Active since

October 2005

Head

Yarantseva, Yekaterina Ivanovna

Postal address

85-80 ulitsa K. Ivanova, Cheboksary, Chuvashia Republic, 428018, Russia

E-mail address

konkursmemo@yandex.ru

Chistopol

Chistopol Memorial

Active since

February 1990

Head

Khisamov, Rafail Khamitovich

Postal address

81 ulitsa Lenina, Chistopol, the Republic of Tatarstan, 422980, Russia

E-mail address

pasternak-musei@mail.ru

Yagodnoye, Magadan Region

Yagodnoye Historical and Educational Organisation for the Search of Illegally Repressed Persons

Active since

April 1990

Head

Panikarov, Ivan Alexandrovich

Postal address

P.O. Box 4, pochta, posyolok Yagodnoye, Magadan Region, 686230, Russia

E-mail address

memo@online.magadan.su

Moscow

International Memorial

Site

http://memo.ru/

Active since

January 1989

Head

Roginsky, Arseny Borisovich

Postal address

12 Maly Karetny pereulok, Moscow,127051, Russia

E-mail address

info@memo.ru

Moscow

Memorial Human Rights Centre

Site

http://memohrc.org/

Active since

January 2000

Head

Alexander Cherkasov

Postal address

12 Maly Karetny pereulok, Moscow,127051, Russia

E-mail address

memohrc@memohrc.org

Moscow

Memorial Scientific Research and Education Centre

Active since

July 1993

Head

Roginsky, Arseny Borisovich

Postal address

5/10 ulitsa Karetny Ryad, Moscow, 127006, Russia

E-mail address

info@memo.ru

Germany

Berlin

MEMORIAL Deutschland

Site

https://www.memorial.de

Active since

February 1993

Head

Radetsky, Edgar von; Giesen, Anke; Erdmann-Kutnevic, Sabine

Postal address

Memorial Deutschland e.V., Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte, Greifswalder Str. 4, D-10405 Berlin, Germany

E-mail address

info@memorial.de

Italy

Milan

Memorial Italia

Site

http://www.memorialitalia.it/

Active since

April 2004

Head

Gori, Francesca

Postal address

Corso Garibaldi, 75 20121 Milano, Italy

E-mail address

info@memorialitalia.it

Ukraine

Donetsk

The City of Donetsk Organisation Donetsk Memorial

Active since

March 1989

Head

Bukalov, Pavel Fedotovich

Mariupol

Mariupol Memorial Society

Active since

April 1989

Head

Zakharova, Galina Mikhailovna

Nikolayev

Nikolayev Region Organisation of Memorial

Active since

March 2017

Head

Zaitsev, Yury Alexandrovich

Odessa

Odessa Public Organisation for Victims of Political repression

Active since

June 1995

Head

Komarovsky, Igor Leonidovich

Postal address

24 ulitsa Akademicheskaya, Odessa, 65009, Ukraine

E-mail address

ppr@memorialodessa.org

Odessa

Odessa Memorial

Active since

October 1988

Head

Komarovsky, Igor Leonidovich

E-mail address

memo@memorialodessa.org

Kharkiv

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

Site

http://khpg.org/

Active since

February 1989

Head

Zakharov, Yevgeny Yefimovich

Postal address

office 4, 27 ulitsa Svobody, Kharkiv, 61002, Ukrainе

E-mail address

khpg@ukr.net

The Czech Republic

Praha

Memorial Česká republika

Site

http://www.facebook.com/memorialCR/

Active since

April 2016

Head

Černoušek, Štěpán

Belgium

Brussels

Memorial Anti-Discrimination Centre

Site

https://adcmemorial.org/

Active since

January 2007

Head

Kulayeva, Stefaniya Borisovna

Belarus

Minsk

Belarus Memorial

Active since

April 2011

Head

Romanovsky, Vladimir Ivanovich