The “Barrack at 45 m” forestry outpost 6 kms north of Rybnitsa rail station was founded in 1945 by forced settlers and deportees of various nationalities. There were several barracks there. Today crosses still stand on Lithuanian and Ukrainian graves in the abandoned graveyard.
In the early 1990s A.I. Baleishis, an inhabitant of Zelenoborsk settlement, placed a commemorative cross here on the grave of his father. The graveyard was studied in October 2010 by an expedition organised from the Pechora museum of history and local studies led by T.G. Afanasyeva.
Repentance: the Komi Republic Martyrology of the Victims of Mass Political Repression (11 vols. 1998-2016), includes biographical entries for a total of 65,000 individuals who were, variously, from dekulakized peasant families, former Polish citizens, or Soviet German forced labourers.
Information about some deceased Gulag inmates 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”). Both accessible online.
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grave mounds, areas of subsidence
T.G. Afanasyeva, “Materials for a guide to the Pechora district” (manuscript), Pechora, 2013
“Rybnitsa rail station. Logging depot deportees graveyard”, Virtual Museum of the Gulag [retrieved on 26 May 2022]
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)