An Orthodox shrine rises on a Russian killing field
- Barbed wire still lines the perimeter of the secret police compound here on
the southern edge of Moscow, where more - perhaps far more - than 20,000
people were shot and buried from August 1937 through October 1938, during
the height of Stalin's purges. The killing field was run by the NKVD, a
forerunner of the KGB, which controlled it into the 1990s...
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