"My parents and the plane hijacking"
Sentence: 10 years in Gulag
"People who fight against an unjust regime, for freedom, must be prepared to pay a heavy price."
Sentence: Death by shooting
"I don't know of any worthwhile ideals
that justify chopping off heads.
There were many ideals considered the absolute truth and many heads chopped off in their name. Time passed, those ideas proved wrong,but those heads did not rise up again."
I carry both my parents’ names.
Growing up, everybody knew about this event, but over the years it started to fade away from the public's collective memory. Though there are many films trying to describe this fascinating story, they only give a short 5 minute description and the only full length films about this event were made in Russia 2010. Those films are calling the group members "terrorists" and they re-write history – false imaginary history, or as my father calls it "documentary fairytales".
I realized that the faith of public memory is on my shoulders. This is an inspiring story that remind us all that civilians have power and even one person can change history, but would have to be willing to pay the price…