Borisovka ss (c) Deportees graveyard | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

Borisovka ss (c) Deportees graveyard



Date of burial
Show Map
Tomsk Region, Kargasoksky district, Borisovka (uninhabited)
Access outside a populated area
Private or specialised transport
Approx. 25 kms from Sredny Vasyugan settlement, accessible by river transport.
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Deportees’ graveyard
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

The Borisovka special settlement for dekulakized peasant families from the Omsk Region’s Poltavsky district was set up in the Kargasoksky district in 1931. Deported Soviet Germans and forced settlers from Moldavia were sent here in 1941. The men, women and children who died in Borisovka were buried in mass and individual graves in the graveyard not far from the settlement.

In summer 2007, the area was studied by an expedition of the Kargasoksky district’s “Forgiveness and Memory” local history group. Expedition members erected a commemorative cross at the site of the special settlement, with the words “Never forget those innocent victims who suffered during the Stalinist repression” on an attached board.

In 2011, three descendants of the dekulakized families who were sent to Borisovka from Siberia (Ye.F. Kel, V.F. Kel and I.I. Kosov) visited the area and erected crosses where the graveyard is supposed to have been. These commemorate members of the Kosov and Matviyets families. “In memory of peasants from the Irtysh area of the Omsk Region, who suffered and were unjustly ruined during the years of Stalinist repression: Andrei N. Kosov, 1887-1932, d. Borisovka; Darya G. Kosova, 1886-1946, d. Tomsk; Stepan A. Kosov, 1916-? d. Borisovka; and Timofei A. Kosov, 1927-? d. Borisovka. May You Rest in Peace! From your grateful descendants” reads the plaque on one cross. That on another says, “Zakhar I. Matviets, 1897 to 23 October 1932 and Raisa Zakharovna [Matviyets], 1928-1931. We remember”.

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