Nameless Grave, Vostochny, Komi, Russia


Nameless Grave

From 1930s to 1950s a Gulag camp was operating near the town of Inta at Russian arctic. Many former inmates of the camp were living at the small village of Vostochny nearby, and the cemetery of the village became a memorial graveyard for the victims of political repression. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Vostochny’s brick factory ceased to operate and the village was soon abandoned. So was the cemetery. Now the graves and the photographs in the tombstones are so dilapidated that they have become nameless, like this one here.


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