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Unknown assailants attacked the Memorial Center in Moscow during the screening of a film about the Holodomor

15 October, 11:09
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Unknown assailants attacked the Memorial Center in Moscow during the screening of a film about the Holodomor - фото 1
In Moscow, during the screening of Agnieszka Holland's film "Mr Jones" ("Price of Truth"), several dozen people were attacked in the Office of the Memorial Human Rights Center.

This is reported by Ukrinform, citing Radio Liberty.

"About 10 minutes after the film started, masked men burst into the hall and ordered everyone to lie down. Many viewers were horrified, thinking that a hostage-taking was taking place. Then the attackers went up to the stage, called the audience "fascists", and shouted slogans "get out!" and "go!",- the message says.

Before the police arrived, three people were detained. They were taken to the police station. Details about the attackers and their motives are not yet available.

The film, during which the attack took place, tells the story of a British journalist who came to the USSR and witnessed the Holodomor on the territory of Ukraine.

Memorial International historical, educational, charitable and human rights society is a non-profit organization that studies political repression in the USSR and modern Russia.

The Russian Ministry of Justice recognized the human rights center as a "foreign agent" in 2014. The historical and Educational Society was recognized as a "foreign agent" in 2016.