Kedrovy shor settlement* Zaozerny camp burial ground | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Kedrovy shor settlement* Zaozerny camp burial ground



Date of burial
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Komi Republic, Pechora, Kedrovy Shor settlement (outskirts)
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Protected status
Not protected
Kedrovy shor, former burial ground (2000)
Kedrovy shor, former burial ground (2000)

The Zaozerny camp outpost formed part of the Kedrovy Shor farm in Ukhtpechlag (subsequently Vorkutlag and Intalag). It was 3 kms northwest of Kedrovy Shor settlement. The burial ground is located in the forest half a kilometre from the surviving foundations of the camp buildings.

One grave in the burial ground has survived: it was cared for by a former prisoner who until the 1970s would each year make the journey back there. In 2000 the burial ground was studied by T.G. Afanasyeva of the Pechora museum of history and local studies.

Books of Remembrance

Information about some deceased Gulag inmates 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”).

Repentance: the Komi Republic Martyrology of the Victims of Mass Political Repression (11 vols. 1998-2016), includes biographical entries on 52,785 who were sent to the camps in Komi, of whom 10,364 died there. As the Memorial online database (2021) shows, the region’s Book of Remembrance does not specify where they died and were buried.

Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Burial mounds, subsidence
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Kedrovy Shor rural settlement, Pechora urban district administration
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

N.A. Morozov, The Gulag in the Komi Region, 1929-1956, Syktyvkar, 1997

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

“Kedrovy shor settlement. Zaozerny camp prisoners burial ground”, Virtual Museum of the Gulag [retrieved on 26 May 2022]