CHEBOKSARY Cemetery No 1 [C] Reburial of the Executed | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

CHEBOKSARY Cemetery No 1 [C] Reburial of the Executed



Date of burial
1937-1940 [1956]
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Chuvashia, Cheboksary, 42a Bogdan Khmelnitsky Street
Access in a populated area
Public transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Visiting hours
Accessible daily from 9 am to 5 pm
Type of burial
Secret interment of executed
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
1991 monument: “To the victims of political repression, 1930s to 1950s” (2008)
1991 monument: “To the victims of political repression, 1930s to 1950s” (2008)

In 1937-1940, executions and burials of those executed in Cheboksary, the capital of Chuvashia, during and after the Great Terror, took place near the vegetable storage facilities next to the gullies on Kazanskaya and Cheboksary Streets, and also in the courtyard of the former police headquarters on Yaroslavskaya Street.

In 1956, the remains of those executed were reburied in cemetery No 1 (42a Bogdan Khmelnitsky Street). The cemetery was closed in 1965. In 1991 a memorial was placed on the reburial site thanks to the city authorities who proposed and paid for the project. The memorial is a wall of concrete blocks pierced by a star-shaped hole set against metal bars: next to it stands a red granite pillar bearing the words, “To the victims of political repression, 1930s to 1950s”.

Books of Remembrance

Chuvashia. A Book in A Book in Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression (3 vols. 2009-2017) contains 7,756 biographical entries on those sentenced to death or sent to the Gulag.

Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Site of reburial is well preserved
4 sq m
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
The site is on land under the control of the Cheboksary City administration. The monument is registered as one of the city's sites of public amenity
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

Reply from the Cheboksary City Administration (No 4115 of 15 April 2014) to a formal enquiry by RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)