Krasny Bor Forest, Karelia

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Krasny Bor is a forest in the Petrozavodsk area, Karelia.

In 1997 a place of NKVD executions was uncovered in the forest. The burial site area was about 350 by 150 metres. According to declassified archive data, from August 9 to September 15, 1937 and from September 26 to October 2, 1938, 1,196 people were executed: 580 Finns, 432 Karelians, 136 Russians and 48 persons of other nationalities in that location.

On October 31, 1998, the memorial cemetery Krasny Bor was opened.

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