In front of the Smolensk cemetery (St. Petersburg) is the "Decembrists Island" cemetery. This cemetery contains the following war graves from the Second World War:
- Military plot with mass graves of victims of the Siege of Leningrad
- Mass grave with the remains of the fallen crew members (36) of the Soviet submarine ShCh-323. This submarine was part of the Baltic Fleet and active during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). It sank the German steamship "Baltenland" on 16 October 1941, for which it received the Order of the Red Banner on 16 January 1942. The ShCh-323 was eventually sunk on 1 May 1943 by a German mine.
- Collective graves of 17 workers who were killed by bombardment in the years 1941-1943.
There are 1324 Soviet soldiers and civilians buried in many mass graves across the cemetery.
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