In 2014, after the raider seizure of the Perm-36 Public Museum, the Autonomous non-profit organization “Perm-36 Memorial Center for the History of Political Repressions” that created it was self-liquidated. But its management and leading employees continued their work as an informal initiative group “Perm-36 Memorial Center”.
This is a work on the study of the history of political repressions in the USSR, the history of the Gulag and the history of the Perm political camps. The museum team develops and replenishes the databases “Prisoners of the Perm political camps”, “Chronicle of extraordinary events of the Perm political camps”. Books “Perm-36. Prehistory” and “Perm-36: Chronicle of New Repressions”, which continued the museum series “Topography of Terror – History of Political Repressions”. Work continues on the reference book “Perm political camps”.
As part of the Civil Seasons project “Perm Days of Remembrance” in 2015–2020, new exhibitions were created and presented. In continuation of the traditions of the Pilorama International Civil Forum, concerts of the author’s civil song and poetry readings, new performances and film screenings, round tables, discussions, lectures and presentations of new books were held.
Currently, the museum-in-exile team sees its mission as continuing to resist the growing repression of dissent in modern Russia, bringing back the memory of civic dignity and freedom in an era of totalitarianism.