- Yuzhnoye Butovo District
Yuzhnoye Butovo District ( _ru. район Южное Бутово) is the biggest district in
South-Western Administrative Okrugof Moscow, Russia. The district's history dates back to 1612, and it is named after a Don Cossack Butov.
Situated approximately 27 km South East of Moscow, Butovo is the site of a
mass gravedating from the " Great Purge" of the 1930s. In excess of 20,000 people were shot and buried there from August 1937 through to October 1938 [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/08/world/europe/08butovo.html] . It has become a shrine to Stalin's victims.
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