Andronovo ss* Graves of deported Lithuanians | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Andronovo ss* Graves of deported Lithuanians



Date of burial
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Komi Republic, Vuktylsky district, Ust-Voisky rural council, Andronovo settlement (uninhabited)
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
Also accessible by river transport
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2005 года
Фотография 2005 года

From 1945 to 1956 a special settlement of deported Lithuanians was located in Andronovo (today uninhabited). Deportees who died were buried in a separate part of the settlement graveyard according to Catholic rites with markers and name boards on the graves. The total number buried there is unknown. Thereafter the graveyard was abandoned: it is difficult to reach and hardly anyone visits it.

In 2005 the graveyard was studied by Lithuanian researcher Gintautas Alekna who carried out a photo survey, discovered 36 graves with grave markers, and made a plan of their disposition. In August 2010 the Lithuanian memorial expedition “Atmink” (Remember!) worked there, clearing their compatriots graves, strengthening the grave markers and building a fence around the graveyard.

Books of Remembrance

Research on the Genocide of the Lithuanian People (Lietuvos gyventoju Genocidas; 3 vols. 1999-2009) contains about 130,000 biographical entries (in Lithuanian). Volume 3 covers the period from 1948 onwards.

Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
36 grave-markers and headboards have survived
not determined
fenced off in 2010
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of Ust-Voisky rural settlement, Vuktylsky district
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and URLs ]

Report on the 2005 expedition by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania

“Piligriminė kelionė”, Bažnyčios žinios, 2010, № 16 (in Lithuanian)


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)