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

Site

http://www.memorial19.ru/

Active since

January 1998

Head

Kryntsov, Nikolay Sergeyevich

E-mail address

kryntsov@yandex.ru

Artyom

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

Active since

January 1998

Head

Turkina, Valentina Stepanovna

Biysk

Biysk Memorial Society

Active since

September 2014

Head

Vyuzhanina, Anna Gerbertovna

E-mail address

annavyouga@gmail.com

Blagoveshchensk

Amur Regional division, Russian Memorial

Active since

February 2017

Head

Fokina, Polina Yuryevna

E-mail address

p.fokina@yandex.ru

Bryansk

Bryansk Memorial

Active since

March 2000

Head

Polyakov, Nikolai Semyonovich

E-mail address

ns-polyakov@yandex.ru

Vladimir

Vladimir Memorial

Active since

July 1989

Head

Kiryanov, Valery Erendzhenovich

E-mail address

W5768@yandex.ru
Marlap3@mail.ru

Voronezh

The City of Voronezh Public Historical and Educational Organisation Memorial

Active since

December 1989

Head

Bityutsky, Vyacheslav Ilych

E-mail address

zzzsssaaaxxx111@yandex.ru

Georgiyevsk

Stavropol Regional Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

October 2014

Head

Drozdova, Yelena Yevgenyevna

E-mail address

edrozdova_07@mail.ru

Gorno-Altaysk

Altai Republic Regional Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

November 2002

E-mail address

danilovatatana147@gmail.ru

Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg Memorial Society

Site

http://ekmemorial.com/

Active since

February 2003

Head

Mosin, Alexey Gennadyevich

E-mail address

mosinmemo@gmail.com

Yoshkar-Ola

Mari El Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

June 1999

Head

Arakcheyev, Nikolai Alexandrovich

Kazan

Tatarstan Memorial

Active since

October 1988

Head

Stepanov, Alexei Fyodorovich

E-mail address

historik@bk.ru

Kirovsk

The Kirovsk-Apatity Memorial Society

Active since

June 1989

Head

Ignatyev, Yuri Viktorovich

E-mail address

ignatev58@mail.ru

Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Komsomolsk-on-Amur Memorial

Active since

March 1989

Head

Kuzmina, Marina Alexeyevna

E-mail address

kuzmina@kmscom.ru

Kostroma

Kostroma regional division, Russian Memorial

Site

https://vk.com/memorial.kostroma

Active since

December 2013

Head

Sorokin, Nikolai Valeryevich

E-mail address

memorial.kostroma@gmail.com

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

Bazarova46@mail.ru

Miass

Chelyabinsk Memorial

Active since

March 1989

Head

Kostina, Svetlana Vasilyevna

E-mail address

svet_kostina@mal.ru

Murmansk

Murmansk Memorial

Active since

December 2006

Head

Paykachev, Vyacheslav Iosifovich

E-mail address

paykachev.v@gmail.com

Murom

Public organisation Memorial of the Murom District, Vladimir Region

Active since

October 1994

Head

Maslov, Alexander Vasilyevich

E-mail address

murom_memo@mail.ru

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Memorial

Site

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

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

Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk Memorial

Active since

July 1989

Head

Rudnitsky, Alexander Lvovich

E-mail address

arudnitsky@gmail.com

Obninsk

Kaluga Regional Human Rights Research Centre

Active since

March 2005

Omsk

Omsk Memorial

Active since

November 1988

Head

Mordkovich, Tamara Petrovna

E-mail address

memomsk55@mail.ru

Orenburg

Orenburg Memorial Movement

Active since

February 1988

Head

Rozhdestvin, Alexander Alexandrovich

E-mail address

orenburg-alexandr@mail.ru

Penza

Penza Memorial

Site

http://penza.memo.ru

Active since

December 1997

Head

Alfertyeva, Tatyana Yakovlevna

E-mail address

memopenza@yandex.ru

Perm

Perm Memorial

Site

http://pmem.ru/

Active since

December 1988

Head

Latypov, Robert Ramilyevich

E-mail address

perm.memorial@gmail.com

Petrozavodsk

Karelia Memorial

Active since

November 2014

Head

Dmitriyev, Yury Alexeуevich

Pechyora

Pechyora Memorial

Active since

May 1989

Head

Yedelkina, Lyudmila Mitrofanovna

E-mail address

region11-m@mail.ru

Pskov

Pskov Memorial

Active since

February 1989

Head

Dzeva, Yury Andreyevich

E-mail address

dzevamemo@yandex.ru

Ryazan

Ryazan Memorial

Site

https://www.rznmemo.ru/

Active since

October 1989

Head

Blinushov, Andrei Yuryevich

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

E-mail address

galscool@mail.ru

Saratov

Saratov Memorial

Active since

November 1998

Head

Schurin, Sergey Viktorovich

E-mail address

seleznev-sar@rambler.ru

Sosnogorsk

Sosnogorsk Memorial

Active since

February 1992

Head

Kovbasa, Olga Nikolayevna

Syktyvkar

Komi Regional Division, Russian Memorial

Active since

September 2014

Head

Sazhin, Igor Valentinovich

E-mail address

svetak2007@gmail.com

Tver

Tver Memorial

Active since

October 1988

Head

Sharipova, Valentina Alexeyevna

E-mail address

valsharipova@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

Kulikov, Vladimir Vasilyevich

E-mail address

memo_tula@mail.ru

Ul'yanovsk

Simbirsk Memorial

Site

http://simbirskmemo.ru/news

Active since

February 2018

Head

Plyasunov, Sergey Nikolayevich

E-mail address

simbirsk.memo@gmail.com

Cheboksary

Chuvashia Memorial

Active since

October 2005

Head

Yarantseva, Yekaterina Ivanovna

E-mail address

konkursmemo@yandex.ru

Chistopol

Chistopol Memorial

Active since

February 1990

Head

Khisamov, Rafail Khamitovich

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

Shcherbakova, Irina Lazarevna

Postal address

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

E-mail address

info@memo.ru

Москва

Московский Мемориал

Active since

January 1989

Head

Касаткина Татьяна Ивановна, Островская Ирина Степановна, Рачинский Ян Збигневич

Postal address

127006, Москва, ул. Каретный ряд, д. 5/10

E-mail address

kasatkina@memohrc.org
ostrovskaya@memo.ru
rachinskii@memo.ru

Москва

Российский Мемориал

Active since

April 1999

Head

Ковалев Сергей Адамович (умер 9 августа 2021 года)

Postal address

127051, Москва, Малый Каретный переулок, дом 12

E-mail address

nipc@memo.ru