Slavgorod* Execution & burial site | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Slavgorod* Execution & burial site



Date of burial
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Altai Krai, Slavgorod, cemetery
Access in a populated area
Public transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Secret interment of executed
Current use
Burial ground and/or commemorative site
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография из статьи А.Варкентина "Страницы террора. Гришковка и окрестности", Гришковка, 2008
Фотография из статьи А.Варкентина "Страницы террора. Гришковка и окрестности", Гришковка, 2008

According to archival records, more than 2,000 people were shot in Slavgorod between 1933 and the end of 1938 (including the 16 months of the Great Terror). The victims, for the most part, were peasant farmers and “nationals”, mainly Germans who had resettled in the area from Ukraine in the 1920s and from the Volga region in the 1930s. At present, the names of 1,464 of those executed are known. More than one thousand people were shot in Slavgorod Prison and buried on the outskirts of the city cemetery.

In 1990, the prosecutor’s office opened four of the common graves at the site. Some of the bodies were exhumed and subjected to forensic examination. On 26 August 2011, a commemorative sign was erected in the cemetery “To the victims of political repression” (see photo).

Books of Remembrance

Victims of Political Repression in the Altai Krai (7 vols. 1998-2005) includes biographical entries on 46,200 individuals who were shot or sent to the camps between 1919 and 1965.

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 the Slavgorod town administration
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and hyperlinks ]

A. Varkentin, Pages of terror: Grishkovka and the surrounding area, Grishkovka, 2008

“Monuments and sculptural works in Slavgorod”, website of Slavgorod central library [retrieved, 27 May 2022]

S. Brosalina, “Their names must not be forgotten”, Slavgorodskie vesti, 1 September 2011 [retrieved, 27 May 2022]

“A memorial to the Victims of Political Repression”, Slavgorod, website of the town administration