NIZHNY NOVGOROD cemetery [C]** Execution & burial site | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

NIZHNY NOVGOROD cemetery [C]** Execution & burial site



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Nizhny-Novgorod Region, Nizhny Novgorod, 34 Pushkin Street
Access in a populated area
Public transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Visiting hours
From 8 am to 4 pm daily
Type of burial
Secret interment of executed
Current use
Burial ground and/or commemorative site
Cultural and/or educational purposes
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2012 года
Фотография 2012 года

In 1918-1938 those shot or who died in the city’s prisons were buried in common graves at the Bugrovskoe cemetery. Their number has not been established. The plots where the victims were interred were subsequently used again as a burial area and it is now impossible to distinguish the original graves.

In 1994 at the suggestion of the ‘Nizhny Novgorod Society of the Victims of Political Repression’ the Nizhny Novgorod Administration placed a memorial on the fringes of the cemetery, with the inscription: “May the victims of the totalitarian regime never be forgotten”. In 2005 a brick Wall of Remembrance was built nearby for the display of individual commemorative plaques.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
30 October
Remembrance Day for the Victims of Political Repression
Regional commission for Restoration of the Rights of Rehabilitated Victims of Political Repression
Relatives of the victims, City officials, religious and other unofficial organisations
Annual event
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 Nizhny Novgorod City Administration
Sources and bibliography

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Places in the Nizhny Novgorod Region where the Victims of Political Repression are commemorated, Nizhny Novgorod, 2009


Reply by the Nizhny Novgorod Region FSB (№ 10/4280 of 22 June 2014) to a formal enquiry by RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)

Reply by the Nizhny Novgorod City department for culture (№ 18-495/14-ns of 08 May 2014) to a formal enquiry by RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)