The Monument to Those Who Died for the Faith
Shuya, Zelenaya Square
The monument was erected at the site of the events that went down in history as the Shuya Case. It is devoted to the clergy and believers who suffered for their faith during the years of persecution of the Orthodox Church.
Despite the town's small size and remoteness from the capitals, the events that took place there influenced the history of the entire country. One of them was the clash between the authorities and believers in March, 1922. It started a series of brutal repressions against the church, which did not stop for many years. It was after the incident in Shuya that Lenin ordered to suppress the resistance of the clergy "with such cruelty that they would not forget it for several decades."
The seven people who died during those terrible events were canonised as the new martyrs. In the Resurrection Cathedral in front of which the monument is erected, there is also an icon of the Shuya New Martyrs.