Staraya Abez. Prisoners burial ground | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Staraya Abez. Prisoners burial ground



Date of burial
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Komi Republic, Inta urban district, Staraya Abez
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Commercial use
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

In the 1930s, the transit camp for Ukhtpechlag (1932-1938) and then Sevzheldorlag (1938-1940) was based in the Old (Staraya) Abez village on the west bank of the Usa River. In 1940 the Sevpechlag farm was organized here, passing in the late 1940s under the control of Minlag (1949-1955). Deceased prisoners from all camp divisions were buried in the same place.

Today the burial ground no longer exists: the fields of the farm have taken its place. In 1989, Abez historian V.V. Lozhkin studied the area of the former camp burial ground.

Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Have not survived
not established
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of Inta town administration
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

N.A. Baranov, “Abez as part of the Gulag”, Iskra, tvoya gorodskaya gazeta, 16 April 2012

“Staraya Abez transit camp: the prisoners burial ground”, Virtual Museum of the Gulag [retrieved, 26 May 2022]