The purpose of CommunistCrimes.org is to foster international understanding of the impact of communism on societies. The portal focuses on a variety of events and their implications, from crimes against humanity perpetrated by communist regimes to transitional issues of post-communist states. We seek to demystify communism and denounce rule based on repression, so that communist crimes would be duly condemned as atrocities committed by totalitarian regimes ought to be.
Freedom House: Countries in Central Asia are increasingly being ruled by autocratic governments with little regard for democracy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has opened a Holocaust exhibition at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp site in southern Poland.
The trial against 12 people charged with violence against police and participation in alleged mass riots in the so-called Bolotnoye case — a case observers say is one of the largest politically motivated trials in recent history — opened at the Zamoskvoretsky District Court on Thursday.