Novoivanovskoe settlement (c)** Siblag burial ground | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Novoivanovskoe settlement (c)** Siblag burial ground



Date of burial
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Kemerovo Region, Chebulinsky district, Novoivanovsky 4th settlement (outskirts)
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
On the bank of the River Kiya
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Cultural and/or educational purposes
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Фотография 2005 года. Источник: Архив НИЦ «Мемориал»
Фотография 2005 года. Источник: Архив НИЦ «Мемориал»

The Novoivanovskoe department of Siblag included men, women’s and hard labour sections serving a State farm and a brickworks. The cemetery was adjacent to the infirmary. Mortality was particularly high among prisoners in the late 1930s and during the war years. Lists of those who are buried there are not available; only individual names are known, such as the hieromonk Philaret Sreznevsky (1884-1942). In 2002 he was canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church.

The extent of the cemetery is not defined. According to staff at penitentiary facility No 1612/3, located in the Novoivanovskoe settlement, in 1983-1984 the River Kiya washed away part of the bank and burials were exposed – human remains and coffins. On 30 October 2004, the camp administration and the church erected a cross in memory of the holy martyr Philaret Sreznevsky on the site of the camp cemetery.

Books of Remembrance

The electronic Book of Remembrance of Soviet Germans (Gedenkbuch) contains biographical entries on more than 100,000 Soviet Germans variously sentenced under Article 58, deported as forced settlers, or mobilised in camps of forced labourers.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Commemorative Services
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
On an area 250 x 150 m characteristic subsidence over burials
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of Yugra City Administration. In accordance with decree No. 358 (20 December 2007) of the Kemerovo Region Administration the complex is a site of cultural heritage.
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

List of sites of cultural importance (historical legacy) located in the Kemerevo Region

“Philaret Sreznevsky”, Panorama goroda, 2008, No 32 (636) [retrieved, 28 May 2022]

Archive of the Memorial Research & Information Centre (St Petersburg)