Solza River* Yagrinlag burials | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Solza River* Yagrinlag burials



Date of burial
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Arkhangelsk Region, Severodvinsk urban district, Solza
Access in a populated area
On foot
In the village churchyard, 500 metres from Solza rail station in the direction of the Solza river
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Burial ground and/or commemorative site
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2009 года. Предоставлена Г.В.Шавериной
Фотография 2009 года. Предоставлена Г.В.Шавериной

A punitive outpost of Yagrinlag was located in the 1930s to 1950s at the mouth of the Solza river. Prisoners were deployed, excavating a sand quarry and building the railway line between Molotovsk (Severodvinsk) and Nenoksa. Local residents recall that prisoners who died were buried in the Solza village graveyard.

In summer 2009, the graveyard was investigated by local historian G.V. Shaverina, chairwoman of the Severodvinsk section of the Sovest (Conscience) society. No trace of the camp burials was found. In 2013, thanks to the efforts of the villagers, a cross was erected in memory of Yagrinlag prisoners.

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 Nyonoksky municipal district administration, Severodvinsk city
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