The Sandarmokh forest massif near Medvezhyegorsk

sandarmohThe Sandarmokh forest massif near Medvezhyegorsk (12km from Medvezhyegorsk towards Vologda)is the biggest shooting range and burial ground in the Russian North-West. About 10 thousand are buried here: 3500 Karelians, 4500 White to Baltic sea canal workers, and 1000+ political prisoners from Solovki, all shot in 1937-1938, at the height of purges. Now it is a memorial cemetery.

More here >> (English) and here >> (Russian).

The Book of Memory. Victims of repressions, Murmansk region.

The Book of Memory. A List of Repressed Residents of the Kola Peninsula, and of Foreign Citizens Living in the Murmansk Region. By Murmansk Region Administration, Federal Security Service, and Murmansk Regional Historical and Educational Society “Memorial”, Murmansk, 1997.

Our friend and colleague Boris Gureyev, who runs the Kandalaksha site,has a copy this rare book that is not likely to be published again. Tell us if you want to check for any names. Lots of Germans, Finns, and probably Czechs perished here.

See also graves and cemeteries elsewhere on this site.