Schedule

This schedule will be updated periodically.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Premiere Film Screening of Women of the Gulag
 
This new documentary features the personal stories of six women who were political prisoners in Stalin’s Gulag. The premiere will be followed by a discussion with film director, Marianna Yarovskaya, and executive producer, Dr. Paul Gregory.
 
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Capitol View Rooftop Reception
 
(By invitation or sponsorship only)
 
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
300 New Jersey Avenue NW

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Reflections on a Ravaged Century Conference, Day 1
 
Featuring Congressional remarks and panel discussions dedicated to an examination of the connections between Marxist ideology and the political, economic, cultural, and foreign policy practices of the Soviet Union. Specifically, panels will discuss: how Marx’s ideas are reflected in the revolutionary practice of the Bolsheviks and the establishment of the Soviet Union; the failure of Marxism as economic theory and the collapse of the Soviet Union; Soviet totalitarianism’s war against the intermediary institutions and voluntary associations that compose civil society; and Soviet imperialism, the Captive Nations, and the Cold War. (Open to the public, registration required)
 
Library of Congress, Members' Room
10 First Street SE
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sacred Music Concert
 
Choir from the Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign in New York
 
Organized in New York in 1952 by the renowned Russian-American composer Boris M. Ledkovsky, the choir of the Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign is a professional ensemble dedicated to the outstanding traditional performance of Russian Orthodox liturgical music.
 
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington DC
2815 36th Street NW

Thursday, November 9, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Reflections on a Ravaged Century Conference, Day 2
 
Featuring Congressional remarks and panel discussions dedicated to an examination of the interrelatedness of Truth, Memory, and Justice in rendering an account of and coming to terms with the crimes of communist regimes. Specifically, panels will discuss: the scope of Soviet subversive activities abroad, the scale of communism’s crimes at home, and the ideological hurdles that must be overcome in writing a true account of both; the importance of memory to reconciliation and justice and the danger of current attempts to whitewash the history of the Soviet era; and whether the legacy of the Soviet Union can be overcome and the Russian people finally be free. (Open to the public, registration required)
 
Library of Congress, Members' Room
10 First Street SE
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Centennial Commemoration ReceptionDinner,
and Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom Ceremony
 
Featuring remarks by Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom laureates Natan Sharansky, politician and former Soviet political prisoner, and leaders of Memorial Society, a Russian historical, educational, human rights, and charitable organization. Also featuring a keynote speech by Niall Ferguson, economic historian and award-winning author.
 
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
General Reception in the East Hall
VIP Reception in The Columbus Club
Dinner in the Main Hall