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Dalnie Zelentsy ss (c)* Deportees graveyard



Date of burial
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Murmansk Region, Kola district, Dalnie Zelentsy settlement
Access outside a populated area
On foot
500 m southeast of the Dalnie Zelentsy settlement
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
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The Dalnie Zelentsy special settlement (Settlement No. 6) was set up as a fishing village in 1931 by “dekulakized” peasants forcibly resettled from the Astrakhan Region in southern Russia. During the early 1930s, there were between 1,000 and 1,500 people living there (different sources say). In 1938, the site of the settlement’s first graveyard was taken over for the buildings of the new biological research station.

Relatives moved some of the graves to a new site, 500 m southeast of the settlement, where in 1938 they began burying forced settlers. That year there were 500 people left in Dalnie Zelentsy and in 1940 the special settlement was discontinued and its remaining inhabitants were transferred to the town of Apatity (pop. 4,409 in 1939).

Books of Remembrance

Volume Two of the Murmansk Region Book of Remembrance, 1930s-1950s (2005, 413 pp) deals specifically with the 29,000 forced settlers and deportees sent to the Kola Peninsula.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Commemorative Services
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Have not survived
Not defined
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Kola district
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

V.Ya. Shashkov, Special settlers in the history of the Murmansk Region, Maximum publishers: Murmansk, 2004

S. Bykova, “They did not give in to difficulties”, Polyarnaya Pravda (Murmansk), 17 April 2008