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Shaitanka ss (c) Deportees graveyard



Date of burial
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Sverdlovsk Region, Novolyalinsky district, Shaitanka graveyard
Access in a populated area
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

In 1932 the Shaitansky logging depot and Shaitanka special settlement were created in the Novolyalinsky district to accommodate dekulakized peasant families, deported to the Urals from the centre and south of Russia (Voronezh and Rostov Regions). In 1941 Germans deported from the Volga region and in 1946 repatriated Soviet Germans were also sent here.

Both special settlers and deportees worked for the timber felling and processing works of the logging depot. Those who died there were buried in individual graves in the settlement graveyard. Their numbers have not been established.

Books of Remembrance

The electronic Book of Remembrance (Gedenkbuch) of Russian Germans contains biographical entries on more than 100,000 Soviet Germans variously sentenced under Article 58, deported as forced settlers, or mobilised in camps of forced labourers.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Commemorative Services
From time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
Some headboards have survived
Not established
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Novolyalinsky district administration
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

Yu.A. Gorbunov, At the Tavda wharves: Cultural and historical sketches, Yekaterinburg, 2007

G. Mikheyev, “A Urals trilogy”, G.A. Mikheyev’s website