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Lomovoe. Yagrinlag burials



Date of burial
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Arkhangelsk Region, Plesetsky district, Lomovoe
Access in a populated area
On foot
Beyond the lake, on opposite side of station on the Arkhangelsk-Vologda railway
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2013 года. Предоставлена Г.В.Шавериной
Фотография 2013 года. Предоставлена Г.В.Шавериной

A Yagrinlag camp outpost was located near the Lomovoe rail station. The prisoners excavated ballast in the quarry which was sent to the concrete factory in Molotovsk (Severodvinsk). There was a small brickworks at the outpost and an electricity generating station. German POWs are known to have been among the prisoners there. The prisoners’ barracks were on a hill not far from the station; the cemetery was beyond the lake.

In summer 2013, local historian G.V. Shaverina, chairwoman of the Severodvinsk section of the Sovest society, and archaeologist T.F. Melnik studied the area of the former camp outpost. Villagers indicated where the camp burial ground was located but no traces of burials survived there.

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 Kholmogorskoe municipal district administration, Plesetsky district
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]

G. Charupa, “The tentacles of Yagrinlag”, Severny rabochi, 13 July 2013.

“Burials of Yagrinlag prisoners at the Lomovoe camp outpost”, Virtual Museum of the Gulag [retrieved, 27 May 2022]