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Morshansk, cemetery [C] Burials of the executed



Date of burial
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Tambov Region, Morshansk, Sacco and Vanzetti Street
Access in a populated area
Public transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Visiting hours
Accessible when the cemetery is open
Type of burial
Secret interment of executed
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

In 1918-1938, the town cemetery was one place where those executed were buried. Participants in the Tambov Region Peasant Uprising from 1918 to 1921 were shot in the cemetery by a brick wall. Later executions were carried out in the district NKVD building. The exact number of those buried here is unknown. The area was subsequently used for further burials.

In 1996, a commemorative wooden cross was placed by the wall. The memorial plaque then attached to the wall reads: “This cross was erected on 30 October 1996 in memory of the citizens of Morshansk who perished due to political repression”.

Books of Remembrance

No Book of Remembrance has been published for the Tambov Region but staff at the regional archive have transferred to computer biographical entries prepared by the regional FSB on 7,970 shot or sent to the camps.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
30 October
Remembrance Day for the Victims of Political Repression
Morshchansk town administration
Town officials, members of town Association of Victims of Political Repression, relatives of the victims, schoolchildren
Annual event
Commemorative Services
From time to time
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 Morshansk town district administration.
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and hyperlinks ]

B.V. Sennikov, The Tambov Uprising (1918-1921) and the depeasantisation of Russia (1929-1933), Moscow 2004

Reply by the Culture & Archives Department of the Tambov Region Administration (№ 01-15/761 of 9 June 2014) to a formal enquiry by RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)