Estonian-Canadians To Play Key Role In Project
For Immediate Release – November 21, 2007
Contact: Karl Altau (tel. 301-908-2579); firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C. - The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has
retained Marcus Kolga of Liefa Communications, Toronto, Canada, to play a
key role in the building of its Global Virtual Museum on Communism.
Kolga, an Estonian-Canadian, is the director of the award-winning
documentary film, "Gulag 113." Designer Tarmo Saks and programmer Paul
Saumets, both Estonian-Canadians, join Kolga on the development team.
Chairman Lee Edwards made the announcement at the Foundation's 9th annual
Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom Awards ceremony at the Hungarian Embassy on
"We are delighted," said Edwards, "that we will be able to utilize the
outstanding talent and imagination of Marcus Kolga and his firm as we build
the Global Virtual Museum on Communism. We interviewed seven companies in
the U.S., Canada and Sweden, and Liefa was our unanimous choice."
Edwards said the Foundation hoped to launch the Global Virtual Museum
during the summer of 2008.
On June 12, 2007, the Foundation dedicated its Memorial in Washington, D.C
to the more than 100 million victims of communism. It is now focusing on
developing the interactive Global Virtual Museum on Communism, which will
serve as an international portal to educate this generation and future
generations about the history, philosophy, and legacy of communism.
The Memorial and the Global Virtual Museum have received major support from
the Baltic-American community as well as the governments of Estonia,
Latvia, and Lithuania. JBANC Managing Director Karl Altau serves as a
Director of the Foundation.
Marcus Kolga with Lee Edwards announcing the Global Virtual Museum on
Communism at the Hungarian Embassy
Photo by Peter Alunans
More information: http://victimsofcommunism.org
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