Russian War Graves "Decembrists Island" Cemetery

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.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!

Source