Dakhovskaya [C]** Red Terror execution & burial site | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Dakhovskaya [C]** Red Terror execution & burial site



Date of burial
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Adygea Republic, Maikop district, Dakhovskaya cantonment
Access outside a populated area
On foot
500 metres north of Dakhovskaya cantonment
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Secret interment of executed
Current use
Cultural and/or educational purposes
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2012 года
Фотография 2012 года

In September 1920, during the Red Terror, Cossack hostages from the Dakhovskaya cantonment were executed summarily on the outskirts of the settlement. The exact numbers shot is not known.

In 1993, A. Goltsev, grandson of one of the victims, helped establish a memorial on the burial site: a granite pillar with a depiction of an Orthodox cross, it bears plaques that read: “We bow our heads in silence, brothers”, “Let us remember the Cossacks of our cantonment, shot here by the Bolsheviks in September 1920. May they never be forgotten”.

In 2009, 43 gravestones bearing the names of those shot, 42 Cossacks and a priest, were placed on the burial site in symbolic order. Their identity was established from memoirs and archival documents. In October 2012, an avenue of remembrance was created there.

Books of Remembrance

Entries for Adygea are included in the Book in Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression in the Krasnodar Region (8 volumes, 2005-2015).

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Dakhovskie commemorations
Ataman of Kuban Cossack Host
Cossacks, clergy, inhabitants of Dakhovskaya cantonment, schoolchildren from the Orthodox lyceum, and district and republican officials
Annual event
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
have not survived
0.35 hectares
Not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Maikop district administration. Currently leased to businessman V.P. Savransky.
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and hyperlinks ]

Kazachi vesti (Krasnodar), 20 September 2003

Z.A. Gobechiya, “Decossackization and dekulakization of Cossacks in the 1920s: the case of the Maikop department”, Issues in Cossack History and Culture, No 5, Maikop, 2000

A. Ivanov, “An avenue of remembrance in Dakhovskaya cantonment”, Mayak (Maikop), 3 November 2012


Reply from the Maikop district administration (№ 1230 of 25 March 2014) to a formaly enquiry from RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)