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Pozdneyevka [C] Execution & burial site



Date of burial
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Rostov Region, Millerovsky district, Pozdneyevka village
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Secret interment of executed
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2010 года
Фотография 2010 года

In December 1920, after units of the Red Army suppressed the Kamyshovoe uprising, Cossacks who had taken part in the rebellion and their families were shot summarily in the steppe bordering the Nizhne-Olkhovaya-Pozdeevaya village. Researchers concur that there were more than one hundred victims, including children.

In 2005, a four-metre memorial cross was erected on the burial site. On the crossbeam are inscribed the words, “Grant them Thy peace, O Lord”, and, on the reverse “Save and Protect”. A board affixed to the upright reads, “Here lie heroes of the Don. Praise to the Don Cossacks”.

Books of Remembrance

A five-volume unofficial edition We have not forgotten: A Book in Remembrance of the Victims of Unlawful Political Repression was published between 1995 and 2004. It contains information about 3,800 who were shot or sent to the camps.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
19 September
Commemorative Services
Priests of the church of the Archangel Michael, Pozdneyevka
parishioners, Cossacks of the Miller yurt of the Rostov Region
Annual Event
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
have not survived
not established
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Millerovsky district administration.
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

“A Cossack rebellion”, Geokashing website