In 2017–2018, the project allowed us to create a database of more than 300 families affected by repressions. We also put together a team of volunteers who are willing to further develop the project, developed tools for addressing this agenda, and proceeded with the project.
In 2019–2020, the museum got teenagers involved in the study of the topic Refrain Not to Speak Out is Right
. Schoolchildren in the city (8–11 grades) studied cases of victims of political repressions and created a series of statements on their basis in five creative laboratories, including research, media, theater, journalistic, and comics labs. Within the project, we also analyzed the teenagers' attitude to the era of the Soviet Great Purge and published school guidelines on studying cases as part of the educational process.
In 2021, another documentary performance was created. It was given the name The Way Home
. The plot focuses on the tragic events of the Harbin operation of 1937–38, which affected actors and other employees of the Musical Comedy Theater and Opera Theater of Sverdlovsk. This is the story of Tatiana Malinovskaya, a ballerina of the Musical Comedy Theater, and her husband Abram Subbotovsky, a theater choirmaster. Both of them were executed. The play is based on legal case materials, periodicals from 1937, and poems by Alexander Vertinsky.