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PUBLIC LAW 103-199—DEC. 17, 1993 107 STAT. 2331 SEC. 906. MONUMENT TO HONOR VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM. 40 USC 1003 (a) FINDINGS.—Congress finds that— (1) since 1917, the rulers of empires and international communism led by Vladimir L Lenin and Mao Tse-tung have been responsible for the deaths of over 100,000,000 victims , in an imprecedented imperial communist holocaust through conquests, revolutions, civil wars, purges, wars by proicy, and other violent means; (2) the imperialist regimes of international communism have brutally suppressed the human rights, national independence, religious liberty, intellectual freedom, and cultured life of the peoples of over 40 captive nations; (3) there is a danger that the heroic sacrifices of the victims of communism may be forgotten as international communism and its imperial bases continue to collapse and cnmible; and (4) the sacrifices of these victims should be permanently memorialized so that never again will nations and peoples allow so evil a tyranny to terrorize the world. (b) AUTHORIZATION OF MEMORIAL.— (1) AUTHORIZATION.— (A) The National Captive Nations Committee, Inc., is authorized to construct, maintain, and operate in the District of Columbia an appropriate international memorial to honor victims of commimism. (B) The National Captive Nations Committee, Inc., is encouraged to create an independent entity for the purposes of constructing, maintaining, and operating the memorial. (C) Once created, this entity is encouraged and authorized, to the maximum extent practicable, to include as active participants organizations representing all groups that have suffered under commimism. (2) COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS FOR COMMEMORATIVE WORKS.—The design, location, inscription, and construction of the memorial authorized by paragraph (1) shall be subject to the requirements of the Act entitled "An Act to provide standards for placement of commemorative works on certain Federal lands in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes", approved November 14, 1986 (40 U.S.C. lOOletseq.). (c) PAYMENT OF EXI»ENSES. — The entity referred to in subsection (b)(1) shall be solely responsible for acceptance of contributions for, and payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the memorial. No Federal funds may be used to pay any expense of the establishment of the memorial. (d) DEPOSIT OF EXCESS FUNDS.— If, upon payment of all expenses of the establishment of the memorial, including the maintenance and preservation amount provided for in section 8(b) of the Act entitled "An Act to provide standards for placement of commemorative works on certain Federal lands in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes", approved November 14, 1986 (40 U.S.C. 1008(b)), or upon expiration of the authority for the memorial under section l(Xb) of^ such Act (40 U.S.C. 4010(b)), there remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of the memorial, the entity referred to in subsection (b)(l) shall transmit the amount of the balance to the