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Novy Bor ss (c) graves of forced settlers



Date of burial
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Komi Republic, Ust-Tsilemsky district, Novy Bor, Lesnaya Street
Access in a populated area
On foot
Between Nos 2 & 4 on Lesnaya Street
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
By agreement only
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2004 года. Источник: Архив НИЦ «Мемориал»
Фотография 2004 года. Источник: Архив НИЦ «Мемориал»

Novy Bor special settlement was set up in 1931 by dekulakized peasant families from the Arkhangelsk and Vologda Regions. Subsequently the “Novy Bor” State farm, the largest in the Komi republic, was created here; it was first a sub-division of Ukhtpechlag and then of the Vorkutlag camp system.

The graveyard where the first settlers and their families were buried in 1931-1935 has been lost: today the land is covered by houses. Two graves of forced settlers have survived between Nos 2 and 4 on Lesnaya Street: one bears no name, the other is that of A.A. Vologzhaninova (1864-1935). The owner of No 4, Lesnaya Street looks after the graves.

Books of Remembrance

Repentance: the Komi Republic Martyrology of the Victims of Mass Political Repression (11 vols. 1998-2016), includes entries on 65,000 individuals, from dekulakized peasant families and former citizens of Poland to Soviet German forced labourers, who were deported to the area.

The Komi Book of Remembrance lists 1,108 individuals who from 1930 onwards were deported to Novy Bor with their families or were later born there.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Commemorative Services
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Two headboards have survived
not established
Fence surrounds two graves
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Ust-Tsilemsky district. The graves are cared for by the owner of No 4 Lesnaya Street, Novy Bor.
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

Archive of the Novy Bor State Farm’s “Museum of Labour and Military Glory”

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)