Rybnitsa rail station (c)* "Lazaret" deportees graveyard | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Rybnitsa rail station (c)* "Lazaret" deportees graveyard



Date of burial
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Komi Republic, Pechora, Rybnitsa rail station (nearest contact)
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
3 kms north of the rail station at 1712 km on railroad
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2009 года. Фотограф: Г.Алекна
Фотография 2009 года. Фотограф: Г.Алекна

The Lazaret forestry outpost was set up in 1945 for deportees and forced settlers of various nationalities. The infirmary (lazaret) for the deportees working in the Kozhvin Forestry Concern was located there. Nearby was the graveyard where those who died in the hospital were buried.

In October 2001 the graveyard was studied by an exploratory expedition organised by the Pechora district museum. The Rybnitsa settlement graveyard was next to the deportees burial area and already extended over it. To the west traces of the first graveyard remain, subsidence and burial mounds. Among the surviving graves are many of the Lithuanian deportees. In 2009 Lithuanian researcher Gintautas Alekna studied the graveyard, made a photo survey, uncovered ten graves with grave markers and drew up a plan of the disposition of 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, former Polish citizens, to Soviet German forced labourers.

Information about some deceased Gulag inmates and forced settlers 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”).

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Exploratory excursions by Pokayanie foundation
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
grave mounds, subsidence, some grave crosses have survived
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Pechora urban district administration
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

T.G. Afanasyeva, “Report on the findings of an exploratory expedition in 2001 to commemorative sites of the Gulag: Pechora, Zelenoborsk, Rybnitsa, Taly”, Archive of the Pechora museum of history and local studies

Report on the 2009 expedition by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania


“Rybnitsa rail station. The Lazaret deportees graveyard”, Virtual Museum of the Gulag [retrieved on 26 May 2022]