A tephophile report

21The Old Pomor Cemetery (“Staroye pomorskoye kladbishe”) at the Monastery cape. Most tombstones show birth in 1850-1900 and death in the 1950-1960.

For photos of this and many other cemetaries see Alexandra’s blog >>

Tombstone tourism types talk to her. Mind you most of individual graves in the area have names of people of local or very local significance. Cemeteries as a whole to tell the story, and old Pomor graves are often a message from a different world. Another kind is war graves. Or burials of labour camp prisoners.

(A note on Pomors, their origin, relations to the Russian ethnic group from which their originated, and their significance for culture and language, would be in order.)

 

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