Alexandrovsk (c)** Graves of forced settlers & deportees | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Alexandrovsk (c)** Graves of forced settlers & deportees



Date of burial
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Perm Region, Alexandrovsky district, Alexandrovsk (outskirts)
Access in a populated area
On foot
East outskirt, beyond Khalturin Street on left bank of Yelovka river
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Cultural and/or educational purposes
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

From 1930 onwards, dekulakized peasant families were sent to Alexandrovsk. In 1946 they were joined by deported Soviet Germans and by 1950 there were also families from Crimea (see “Deportees in the Alexandrovsk district, Molotov Region”). Those who died in Alexandrovsk were buried on the outskirts of the town, on the left bank of the River Yelovka. There were individual and mass graves. The numbers of deportees buried here is unknown; there are no lists of names.

In 2007, a commemorative sign was erected at the site of the burial ground, a wooden post with an explanatory board dedicated to the memory of those who fell victim to political repression. It was placed there by members of Perm Youth Memorial, then taking part in the “Rivers of Memory” expedition, and the Olympus hiking club from Alexandrovsk.

Books of Remembrance

Years of Terror: A Book in Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression, Perm (13 vols. 1998-2010) includes 35,000 biographical entries for those shot and sent to the camps, and a volume devoted to dekulakization.

See The Electronic Book of Remembrance (Gedenkbuch) for over 100,000 Soviet Germans.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Civil rites and Commemorative Services
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Subsidence indicating mass graves
Not defined
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Alexandrovsky district administration
Sources and bibliography

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Archive of Youth Memorial (Perm)

Reply by Perm Region Ministry of Culture, Youth Policy & Mass Communications (27 March 2014) to a formal enquiry from RIC Memorial (St. Petersburg)