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Kadzherom (c)* Deportees, Sevzheldorlag & POW graves



Date of burial
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Komi republic, Pechora, Kadzherom settlement
Access in a populated area
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Burial ground and/or commemorative site
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

Forced settlers of all categories were sent to Kadzherom from the 1930s to 1950s. Prisoners from Sevzheldorlag, building the Northern Railroad, and POWs were also buried there. The burials of prisoners and forced settlers from the 1940s have not survived. In 2007, next to Kadzherom’s old cemetery where forced settlers were also buried in the 1950s, a memorial was erected, “In memory of those who perished during the years of mass political repression”.

Books of Remembrance

Repentance: the Komi Republic Martyrology of the Victims of Mass Political Repression (11 vols. 1998-2016), includes biographical entries on a total of 65,000 individuals ranging from dekulakized peasant families, former citizens of Poland, to Soviet German forced labourers. it is the most comprehensive regional Book of Remembrance compiled in Russia since the early 1990s.

For much of this information in electronic form, see Memorial’s Victims of Political Terror database with its 3 million entries, or the Open List database (“Victims of Political Repression in the USSR, 1917-1991”). Both are accessible online.


DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Commemorative Services
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Burial mounds, subsidence indicating burial location, a few headboards
not establshed
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Kadzherom rural settlement, Pechora urban district.
Sources and bibliography

[ links and original texts ]

T.G. Afanasyeva, “Materials for a guide to the Pechora district of the Komi republic” (manuscript), Pechora, 2013


“Kadzherom settlement. Graves of deportees”, Virtual Museum of the Gulag [retrieved on 26 May 2022]

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)