Cartography of terror

Return of the names event is dedicated to remembering those executed during 1937-1938 terror. NextGIS teamed up with «Memorial» to develop Web-GIS “The topography of terror”. This Web-GIS is an extention of a paper map issued for the event, but it also hosts additional information and is being continuously corrected.

Web-GIS is based on data collected by Memorial that lists people and their addressed executed in Moscow near what is now Lubyanka in 1937-1938.

You can click on a colored house on the map to see a list of people and their brief bio. You can also find churches and monasteries destroyed during that time and read about other important historical objects.

Explore the map here:

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