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Noshul village [C] Graves of forced settlers



Date of burial
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Komi republic, Priluzsky district, Noshul village
Access in a populated area
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2012 года. Фотограф М.Б.Рогачев
Фотография 2012 года. Фотограф М.Б.Рогачев

From 1931 onwards, dekulakized peasant families from Central Russia, Ukraine, and the Volga German republic – and from other parts of the Komi republic – were sent to Noshul village. In 1940 deported Polish citizens were moved to the special settlements of the Noshul village council. An orphanage was organised there for up to 50 pre-school children and a home for disabled Poles among those deported. Those who died were buried in the village graveyard in individual graves.

In 2000, the Priluzsky district administration established a memorial in the graveyard, a wooden cross over a granite slab that reads, “Never forget the victims of political repression”.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
30 Oct.
Remembrance Day for the Victims of Political Repression
Noshul administration
Administration, relatives of victims, schoolchildren
Annual event
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
partially preserved
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Noshul rural settlement administration
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and hyperlinks ]

L.A. Maximova and V.A. Zhigalova, “Polish exile in the Komi republic’s Priluzsky district during the 1940s”, Hard Labour and Exile in the Russian North, St Petersburg / Arkhangelsk, 2004

Reply from the Priluzsky district administration (№ 01/13-3972 of 10 July 2014) to a formal enquiry by RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)