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KANSK cemetery (c) Burials of the executed



Date of burial
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Krasnoyarsk Krai, Kansk, Kan-Perevoznesenskoe cemetery
Access in a populated area
Public transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Secret interment of executed
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

One of the places in Kansk where those sentenced to death by the extra-judicial troika during the Great Terror (1937-1938) were buried was the Kan-Voznesenskoe cemetery. Those shot were buried in mass graves. The exact numbers buried there have not been established: P. Lopatin, a member of the Krasnoyarsk Memorial Society, estimates that in 1938 alone the NKVD executed 2,344 people in Kansk. The names of many are known. Those shot were buried in various parts of the cemetery and further burials were subsequently made in the same areas.

Books of Remembrance

A Book in Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Krasnoyarsk Krai (13 vols. 2004-2014) includes biographical entries for 45,400 who were shot or sent to the camps.

The Memorial online database names 15,032 shot in the Krasnoyarsk Krai during the Great Terror, a further 8,363 were listed as sent to the camps in 1937-1938. The Open List database names 1,596 who were shot in the city of Kansk in 1937-1938.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Commemorative Services
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Have not survived
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Kansk town administration
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and hyperlinks ]

P. Lopatin, “I dug graves on the orders of the NKVD”, Krasnoyarsky rabochy, 30 October 2004