Museum of Victims of Political Repression
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Museum of Memory of Victims of Repression in Tashkent, which is located near the Tashkent TV tower, is opened in 2002. The aim of the museum is to reveal the persecution and repression of Uzbek people during the Soviet times and before.
The suppression of national liberation movements, the Soviet regime, the elimination of the nobles and intellectuals under the auspices of the fight against Basmachis (national liberation movement) and the counter-revolutionary activists, forced eviction from the country, Stalinist repression – all of these horrific events of the nation are reflected in the Museum of Memory of Victims of Repression in Tashkent.
The exhibits of the museum visitor can tell a lot about the many rebellions that took place in the region, raised in the name of freedom and independence of the Uzbek people, the fall of Kokand autonomy in February 1918, the Jadid movement, who sought to build in independent and modern Turkestan. Ethnic cleansing, the search for internal enemies, the camps of the Gulag, and the so-called “cotton affair” in 1980th – all these are revealed in the Museum of Memory of Victims of Repression in Tashkent.