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.
|Nature of ceremonies
|Organiser or responsible person
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
|State of burials
have not survived
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)