VORKUTA Mulda settlement (c)* Vorkutlag burial ground | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

VORKUTA Mulda settlement (c)* Vorkutlag burial ground



Date of burial
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Komi Republic, Vorkuta, Mulda settlement (non-residential)
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

This Vorkutlag prisoners burial ground is located in Mulda settlement (currently non-residential) within the Vorkuta City district. The burials were made in common and also in individual graves. In August 2010, the burial ground was studied by an expedition from the “Towns and Cities of northern Russia” museum at school No 14 in Vorgashor settlement. It was led by researcher I.V. Vitman.

Books of Remembrance

Information about deceased Gulag inmates, where it survives, can be found in Memorial’s Victims of Political Terror database with its 3 million entries, or in the Open List database (“Victims of Political Repression in the USSR, 1917-1991”).

Repentance: the Komi Republic Martyrology of the Victims of Mass Political Repression (11 vols. 1998-2016), includes biographical entries on 52,785 who were sent to the camps in Komi, of whom 10,364 died there. As the Memorial online database (2021) shows, the region’s Book of Remembrance does not specify where they died and were buried.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Commemorative masses, Excursions
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Several burial mounds and depressions in the soil; graveside crosses
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Vorkuta urban district administration
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and hyperlinks ]

Communication from I.V. Vitman (Vorkuta 2010) – archive of RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)

Reply from the Komi Republic Ministry of Culture (No 06-17-1230 of 30 April 2014) to a formal enquiry by RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)