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Sergeitsevo village* Kovrovsky camp burial ground



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Vladimir Region, Kovrovsky district, Malyginskoe rural settlement, Sergeitsevo village (outskirts)
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
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 2010 года
Фотография 2010 года

In early 1941 a corrective-labour camp was set up in the Kovrovsky district to build a hydroelectric power station on the Klyazma river (cf. Opoklag, 1940). In 1941-1943 prisoners from the Ostashkovo camp were evacuated there. Those who died were buried in a separate burial ground in the woods not far from Sergeitsevo village. Among them was one of Russia’s new martyrs, Archpriest Sergy Konstantinov. His grave-marker has survived.

The burial ground is still being used to bury deceased prisoners from the special-regime corrective labour colony No. 7 of the RF Federal Penal Service.

Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
a few grave-markers have survived
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Malyginskoe rural settlement administration
Sources and bibliography

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“A graveyard for zeks”, Kovrovskie vesti (Kovrov), 19 October 2010