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Rikasikha village. Yagrinlag burial ground



Date of burial
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Arkhangelsk Region, Primorsky district, Rikasikha village
Access outside a populated area
On foot
2 kms from Rikasikha village
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

A camp outpost in Rikasikha village, subordinate to Yagrinlag’s 2nd division, existed from 1938-1942. The prisoners were building the Molotovsk-Rikasikha motorway. When war began in 1941 the roadbuilders were moved to a different section and a Yagrinlag infirmary was located there.

The burial site was discovered in the late 1980s by the “Repression” exploratory group (director, A.I. Klimov) and the Memorial Society. As of 2013, nothing remained of the camp burial.

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 Primorsky municipal district administration
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

T. Melnik, “The Yagrin corrective-labour camp in Molotovsk”, Hard Labour and Exile in the Russian North: a collection of articles, Arkhangelsk, 2006

“Yagrinlag in the lives of people and the city” website [retrieved, 27 May 2022]