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Maly Antibes village [C] Execution and burial site



Date of burial
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Kemerovo Region, Mariinsk
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
14 kms from Mariinsk, to right side of the old road to village
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Secret interment of executed
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2010 года. Источник:
Фотография 2010 года. Источник:

In the 1930s, executions of the inhabitants of Mariinsk and of Siblag prisoners were carried out on the edge of the forest on the way to the Maly Antibes village. They were also buried there.

In the 1960s, this site was discovered when a quarry for sand was being prepared. The excavators turned up human bones and fragments of shoes as well as sand. The Mariinsk city administration learned of this and the quarry was closed.

In October 2010 a memorial stone, surmounted by an eight-sided metal cross, was erected 70 metres from the burial site, bearing the inscription, “To the innocent slain”. It was funded by N.P. Plutonov, director of the Mariinsk auto-transport enterprise, whose grandfather was shot in Mariinsk. In 2011 staff from the Mariinsk historical museum and reservation put up a pillar bearing information next to the memorial stone. Ceremonies are held at the memorial in October, before the Day in Commemoration of the Victims of Political Repression.

Books of Remembrance

A Book in Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Kemerovo Region (2 vols. 1995-1996) includes 6,270 biographical entries for those shot or sent to the Gulag.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
commemorative masses
incumbent of the St Nicholas Church, Mariinsk
from time to time
30 October
Solemn ceremonies to mark the Remembrance Day for the Victims of Political Repression
Mariinsk historical museum
Relatives of the victims; representatives of the town administration, the district and the Kemerovo Region
Annual event since 2010
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 Mariinsky district administration
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and hyperlinks ]

Yu.K. Antonov, “Dedicated to the Victims of Political Repression”, Vpered (Mariinsk), 5 October 2007

“In memory of the victims of Siblag”, Vpered (Mariinsk), 5 November 2010

Human Rights in the Kuzbass, 2011, Issue 4 (34), November

A report on the location of the site: the VGD genealogical forum [retrieved, 28 May 2022]