Rabog ss* Graves of forced settlers | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Rabog ss* Graves of forced settlers



Date of burial
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Komi republic, Koigorodsky district, Rabog (non-existent)
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
16 kms from Uzhga village
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2009 года
Фотография 2009 года

The Rabog special settlement (also known as Raboch and 8th kilometre) was set up on 12 June 1931 by dekulakized peasant families, expelled from the Vologda and Arkhangelsk Regions (1,931 people). In June 1940 a group of Polish Jews (“refugees”) were brought there. The men, women and children who died there were buried in the woods one km from the village. Rabog was officially closed in 1956.

In 2009, local historians from Koigorodok erected a commemorative cross over the burials. It bears a plaque reading, “To the victims of political repression”. That same year, the graveyard was visited by Israeli citizen, Avraam Grant, whose grandparents and aunt were buried there, and a commemorative rite was performed for the victims of Soviet repression and of the Holocaust.

Books of Remembrance

Repentance: the Komi Republic Martyrology of the Victims of Mass Political Repression (11 vols. 1998-2016), includes biographical entries on over 57,000 who were deported to special settlements in Komi. Тhe Memorial online database (2021) lists 526 family members who were either deported to Rabog after 1930 or who were born there.

Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Grave mounds and subsidence; one grave cross has survived, bearing the words: "Fyodor Karpovich Tonevitsky, September 1933"
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Koigorodsky district administration
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and URLs ]

I. Rabiner, “Avraam Grant’s commemorative prayer », Hai-vai, 25 September 2009

I. Ponosov, “Chelsea football club’s former trainer, Avraam Grant, has found the graves of his forbears in the Komi Republic”, Rossiiskaya gazeta, 21 July 2009

Special settlements in the Komi region, … in the June 1933 comprehensive study: documents, Syktyvkar, 1997 (Compilers G.F. Dobronozhenko and L.S. Shabalova)