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Červień or Chervyen’ (Belarusian: Чэрвень, [ˈtʂɛrvʲenʲ]; Ігумен Igumen till 1923; Russian: Червень; Polish: Czerwień) is a small town in Minsk Voblast, Belarus.

On 26 June 1941, the Soviet NKVD mass-executed prisoners from Minsk[1] in the nearby Tsagelnya forest. Wooden statue Mourning Ange, by sculptor Gennady Matusevich, was erected at the location.[2] Commemorative events are held every year in June.[3]

Olympic light-heavyweight weightlifting champion Valery Shary is from the town. It is also the birthplace of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Lipińska G., Jeśli zapomnę o nich..., 1990
  • Stankiewicz-Januszczak, J., Marsz śmierci – ewakuacja więźniów z Mińska do Czerwieni 24–27 czerwca 1941 r., Volumen (1999) (Polish)
  • Stankiewicz-Januszczak J., Dziś mówię ludziom, co mówiłam Bogu..., ISBN 83-914184-9-9 (Polish)
  • Petruitis J., Kaip jie mus sušaudė, Kaunas, 1942, 1990 (Lith.)
  • Tumas J. Kelias į Červenę, Vilnius, 1990 (Lith.)

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Coordinates: 53°42′28″N 28°25′56″E / 53.70778°N 28.43222°E / 53.70778; 28.43222