Ernst Neizvestny’s parents died during the Purge orchestrated by Josef Stalin.
This is Neizvestny’s Mask of Sorrow.
The tears streaming from the left eye are additional masks.
The right eye is a barred window.
The back side of the monument reveals a sobbing young woman and a headless man on a cross.
The monument’s interior is the replica of a typical Stalin-era prison cell.
The Mask of Sorrow was unveiled in Madagan, Russia, in 1996.