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Ukhtarka River (c)* Ukhtizhemlag burial ground



Date of burial
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Komi Republic, Ukhta municipal district
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
56 kms along the Ukhta-Syktyvkar Highway
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2007 года. Фотограф З.Богумил
Фотография 2007 года. Фотограф З.Богумил

A burial ground was created on the banks of the Ukhtarka river for one of the outposts of Ukhtizhemlag. Prisoners were buried there in the 1930s and 1940s.

In 2000 the territory of the former camp was studied by an exploratory group from Ukhta Memorial Society led by A.I. Galkin. 300 metres from the camp were discovered two adjoining graveyards – one for the prisoners and one for the free employees. Markers have survived on certain of the free employees’ graves. Small burial mounds, laid out in even rows, are visible in the prisoners burial ground. Areas of collapsed soil, perhaps indicating common graves, have also been recorded.

In 2000 a memorial cross was erected at the site with the inscription, “To the victims of Ukhtarka, 1930s-1940s. Ukhta, Borovoi settlement. Memorial, 8 October 2000”.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Commemorative Services
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
burial mounds in even rows; characteristic subsidence over possible common graves
not determined
partially delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Ukhta municipal district administration
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

Archive of Ukhta-Pechora Memorial (Ukhta)

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)