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Zablagar village (c)* Lithuanian graveyard



Date of burial
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Irkutsk Region, Zalarinsky district, Zablagar village
Access in a populated area
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2007 года
Фотография 2007 года

In 1949, deported Lithuanians were transported to the Irkutsk Region’s Zalarinsky district, where they were allocated to various settlements. The number of Lithuanians in Zablagar village has not been established. Those who died there were buried in a separate section of the village graveyard in accordance with Catholic rites, and crosses and name plates were raised over their graves. The total number buried there is not known.            

In 2007 the Zablagar graveyard was studied by Lithuanian researcher Gintautas Alekna. He carried out a photo survey, uncovered four burials with grave-markers, and drew up a plan of their layout.

Books of Remembrance

Research on the Genocide of the Lithuanian People (Lietuvos gyventoju Genocidas; 3 vols. 1999-2009) contains about 130,000 biographical entries (in Lithuanian). Volume 3 covers the period from 1948 onwards.

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

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Note on the 2007 expedition by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania