Mask of Sorrow. The city of Magadan, despite its harsh climate and permafrost, appeals to those who like unusual places. This is where one of Russia’s most significant monuments is located – the Mask of Sorrow, a monument devoted to the victims of Stalin’s political repressions who served their sentences in the Gulag hard labor camp in Kolyma. The monument’s central part represents a human face with tears dropping from the left eye, while the right eye looks like a barred window. On the back side, there is a crying woman at the feet of a beheaded man on a cross.
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