About | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

About this website

The website “Russia’s Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag” was created in 2013-2014 as part of a larger project: “Burial grounds in Russia of the Victims of Political Repression: A Register and Internet Resource”.

The purpose of the website and the project as a whole was to let people know the current status of our research into the burial practices of the Terror in Russia. We wanted to verify, systematise and publish the best described burial grounds of the victims. In addition to local research, a standard letter (see Kirovsk translation) was sent to the authorities in the area requesting information.

Тhe project passed into the hands of the Joffe Foundation in 2015 and the «Некрополь террора и Гулага» website was launched the following year.

We would like to thank John Crowfoot for his tremendous work in translating the entry for each commemorative site and burial ground and for additional notes and articles that provide non-Russian readers with the background to particular topics. The English version of the website was launched on 5 August 2021.

We welcome suggestions, corrections or additional information concerning any of the sites included here. Feel free to Contact Us.

(For an introduction to the contents of this website see “Those Who did Not Return”; for the abbreviations used throughout this website see KEY.)