The Solovetsky Stone is a monument in honor of victims of political repression in the Soviet Union and fighters for freedom. The monument stands in Troitskaya Square in Saint Petersburg, in the vicinity of several other buildings, directly related to political repressions in the USSR—the House of Tsarist Political Prisoners, the prison and the necropolis of the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Bolshoy Dom. Nowadays it also serves as a central spot of all memorial events and gatherings related to actual human rights problems.
The monument consists of a large stone brought from the Solovetsky Islands, the location of Solovki prison camp. The camp symbolizes all of the Soviet Gulag system and the related terror. The initiative belongs to the Memorial society, the monument's design was created by artists Yuly Rybakov and Yevgeny Ukhnalyov, themselves political prisoners during Soviet times.
Address Санкт-Петербург 197046, Russia
Coordinates 59°57'8.36" N 30°19'34.061" E