Since the Khabarovsk Region Book of Remembrance specifies the places of execution and burial, a few of the thousands then shot and buried in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur are listed below:
Born in Dim village, in the Mikhailovsky district of neighbouring Amur Region. A Soviet citizen of Russian ethnicity, he worked at the open-cast mine at the Kherpuchy settlement, where he also lived, in the Khabarovsk Region.Biryukov was arrested on 31 March 1933 and remanded in custody by the regional OGPU. He was charged with “sabotage, terrorism, subversion, and anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda” (Article 58: 7-10 of the Criminal Code). Tried by the OGPU troika, he was convicted and sentenced to death on 5 August 1933. He was executed on 24 August 1933 in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur. In 1989 he was rehabilitated by the Khabarovsk Region Procurator’s Office.
Movdancha was born at the Puli-Rechka station in the Khabarovsk Region’s Ulchsky district. He was a Soviet citizen of the local Ulcha ethnic minority. He lived at the Khalan station in the Ulchsky district and worked as a hunter and fisherman.The Lower Amur administrative department of the NKVD detained him on 8 July 1937 and in early September convicted him of “Anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda and organising counter-revolutionary activities” (Article 58: 10-11) and sentenced him to death. He was shot in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur on 5 September 1937. In 1959 he was rehabilitated by the Khabarovsk Regional Court.
Born in the Konstantinovka village in the neighbouring Amur Region, Belomestnov was a carpenter at the AGRT timber combine. A Soviet citizen of Russian ethnicity, he lived in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur.On 12 February 1938, he was arrested and detained by the Lower Amur administrative department of the NKVD. Charged with “sabotage” (Article 58: 7), he was convicted by the NKVD Special Board and given the death penalty. Belomestnov was shot in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur on 7 April 1938. He was rehabilitated in 1959 by the Khabarovsk Regional Court.
Belimov was born in the Amur Region, in the Mikhailovka village (Zeisky district). An ethnic Russian with Soviet citizenship, he worked as a guard and caretaker in Nikolayevsk, at Warehouse No 3 of the Far East Trading combine (Daltorg) and lived in the city.He was taken into custody by the Lower Amur administrative department of the NKVD on 12 March 1938 and was convicted and sentenced to death, three days later, by the NKVD troika for “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda” (58-10). Belimov was shot in Nikolayevsk on 26 May 1938. He was rehabilitated in 1989 by a decision of the Khabarovsk Region Procurator’s Office.
Punadi was born at the Bolbi station, in the Khabarovsk Region’s Ulchsky district. A Soviet citizen, he belonged to the local Ulcha minority. He worked as a fisherman and lived in the village of his birth.On 10 February 1938 he was detained by the Lower Amur administrative department of the NKVD. On 13 March the NKVD troika found him guilty of “armed rebellion and organising counter-revolutionary activity” (58: 2, 11) and imposed the death penalty. Punadi was shot on 12 April 1938 in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur. In 1957 he was rehabilitated.
Konkainen was born in the village of Virkaus in Finland (then part of the Russian Empire). He acquired Soviet citizenship and lived in Nikolayevsk, where he worked as a lathe operator at the city port on the Amur river.Detained by the Lower Amur administrative department of the NKVD on 17 February 1938, he was convicted by the NKVD troika of “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda” (58: 10) on 2 March that year. Konkainen was shot in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur on 19 August 1938. He was rehabilitated in 1959 by the Khabarovsk Regional Court.