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Sukhaya village (c)** Graves of deportees



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Perm Region, Alexandrovsky district, Sukhaya village
Access in a populated area
On foot
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

At the beginning of 1930 the labour settlement at Sukhaya was set up by dekulakized peasant families – Russians, Belorussians and Ukrainians. Later they were joined [displaced] by Latvia, Estonian and Soviet German deportees. As of 1939 they came under the Solikamsk district special NKVD commandant. Information from national and regional archives states that there were 489 forced settlers (133 families) at Sukhaya on 1 July 1939. Four years later, in 1943 there were 388 individuals making up 127 families.

It is not known when the settlement closed down officially. Between the 1930s and 1950s those forced settlers and deportees who died were buried in a separate cemetery in individual graves. Their total number is unknown. On 22 July 2004 members of Perm Youth Memorial Society taking part in the “Rivers of Memory” expedition raised a 3-metre-high commemorative cross in the cemetery with a wooden board that reads: In Memory of the Victims of Political Repression. To the forced settlers of Sukhaya village, 1930s to 1950s). The memorial was designed by Robert Latypov. Today the inscription is hard to read and needs renovation.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Civil rites and Commemorative Services
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Some grave-markers have survived
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Alexandrovsky district
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

Youth Memorial Archive (Perm)

A. Pykhteyeva, “The Sukhaya settlement on the Yaiva river, Alexandrovsky district”, Uraloved, 21 September 2016 [retrieved, 28 May 2022]

“A temporary memorial in Sukhaya village, Alexandrovsky district”, Perm section of the International Memorial society [retrieved, 28 May 2022]


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