Between 1938 and 1942 the central hospital for Burlag was located at the Izvestkovaya station on the Far Eastern Railroad (after 1942 it served as the hospital for Nizhneamurlag). Those who died in the hospital were buried in a separate graveyard.
They include three prisoners subsequently canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church: Ioann Demidov, a church elder; Father Dmitry Rozanov; and church member Praskovya Kochneva. In 2006 an Orthodox memorial cross was erected and consecrated next to the cemetery.
A Book in Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Jewish Autonomous District (one vol., 2011, 478 pp) contains biographical entries on 3,433 who were shot or sent to the Gulag and 2,545 who suffered repressive measures of an administrative nature (dekulakization, etc).
|Nature of ceremonies
|Organiser or responsible person
Day of New Martyr Ioann Demidov
Birodbidjan diocese, Russian Orthodox Church
Clergy and monks from Birobidjan and other parishes in the diocese, the public
|State of burials
Some headboards have survived