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UFA Novoivanovskoe graveyard [C]* Burials of the Executed

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Date of burial
1930s
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Address
Republic of Bashkortostan, Ufa, "50th Anniversary of Victory" Square
Access in a populated area
Public transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Unrestricted
Type of burial
Secret interment of executed
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Cultural and/or educational purposes
Excursions
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Yes
Protected status
Not protected
Памятник жертвам политических репрессий, парк 50-летия Победы, Уфа
Памятник жертвам политических репрессий, парк 50-летия Победы, Уфа
Background

The Novoivanovskoe graveyard in Ufa was opened in the late 19th century. It was closed for burials at the end of the 1940s. During the 1930s those shot before and during the Great Terror, and those who died in the city’s prisons were buried there.

Part of the graveyard was destroyed as the city expanded in the 1960s and 1970s; another part was turned into the square of the 50th Anniversary of Victory. In 2000 the government of the Republic of Bashkortostan funded the erection of a monument on the square to the victims of political repression: a column 6 metres high behind which there is a bronze sculpture of a mother with an infant in her arms. A separate cross on a plinth was also erected to “Russian Germans: Victims of Political Repression”.

Books of Remembrance

A Book in Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Bashkortostan Republic (7 vols, 1997-2011) contains over 50,000 biographical entries. These include those shot (6,014), mainly but not exclusively during the Great Terror; the 25,846 sent to the camps in 1930-1933 (11,891) and in 1937-1938 (8,220); and 7,649 who were exiled as “dekulakized” peasant families in 1930 and 1931.

The electronic Book of Remembrance (Gedenkbuch) of Russian Germans contains biographical entries on more than 100,000 Soviet Germans variously sentenced under Article 58, deported as forced settlers, or mobilised in camps of forced labourers.

Ceremonies
DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
30 Oct.
Remembrance Day for the Victims of Political Repression
Ufa City administration
City officials, the Association of Victims of Political Repression, public
Annual event
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
have not survived
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Ufa City Administration
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and hyperlinks ]

S. Valieva, “Secrets of old graveyards preserve the memory of many victims of repression”, Leninets (Ufa), 12 August 1989

Reply No. 01-02-8451/7, dated 24 March 2014, from the Ufa City Administration to a formal enquiry from RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)

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