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Shiryaevo village [C] Graves of forced settlers



Date of burial
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Samara Region, Zhigulyovsk, Shiryaevo village
Access in a populated area
Public transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected
Фотография 2010 года
Фотография 2010 года

The graveyard of the forced settlers is in Shiryaevo village which served in the 1930s-1950s as a special settlement for dekulakized peasant families, deported from the surrounding Samara (Kuibyshev) Region and further afield. The exact numbers of forced settlers buried in the cemetery is unknown. Grave markers have not survived, and part of the cemetery was used for building purposes in the 1960s.

On the surviving section of the former cemetery a memorial was erected in 2010. The concrete pillar bears a plaque reading: “Dedicated to the victims of political repression”.

Books of Remembrance

Between 1997 and 2005, twenty-three volumes of The White Book of Victims of Political Repression (Samara Region) were published.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
30 October
Remembrance Day for the Victims of Political Repression
Zhigulyovsk town admininstration
Descendants of the forced settlers, representatives of the town administration, voluntary and religious organisations
Annual event
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Headboards and crosses have not survived
not established
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Zhigulyovsk urban district administration
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

“The unveiling of a memorial in Shiryaevo”, Zhigulyovsk town administration website, 29 October 2010