Vsekhsvyatskoye

Vsekhsvyatskoye (Russian: Всехсвятское), formerly a village outside Moscow, Russia; now a city neighbourhood in Sokol District, is known for its historic Brotherly Cemetery of Russian soldiers who died in World War One.[1]

Vsekhsvyatskoye

Всехсвятское
Former village
Main entrance
Main entrance
Location of Vsekhsvyatskoye, the Sokol District of Moscow
Location of Vsekhsvyatskoye, the Sokol District of Moscow

The cemetery is also known for its mass graves of the October Revolution, which remained unmarked for the entire Soviet period.[1][2]

Red TerrorEdit

 
Chapel, 1915

During the Red Terror, scores of suspected counterrevolutionaries and various political opponents were murdered at Vsekhsvyatskoye without trial in secret executions. The victims included foreign nationals captured by the Bolsheviks and transported in large groups from the Butyrsky prison, such as the famous Polish inventor Marian Lutosławski and his brother Józef, father of the composer Witold Lutosławski.[3][4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Алабин И. М.; Дибров А. С.; Судравский В. Д (1992). Московское городское Братское кладбище. Опыт библиографического словаря. Moscow: Государственная публичная историческая библиотека. p. 3.
  2. ^ Голицын С. M. (1990). Записки уцелевшего. Moscow: Орбита. pp. 24–26.
  3. ^ Steven Stucky (1981). Lutosławski and His Music. Cambridge University Press. p. 3. ISBN 0521227992.
  4. ^ Stanisław Będkowski; Stanisław Hrabia (2001). Witold Lutosławski: A Bio-bibliography. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 1–2. ISBN 978-0-313-25962-3.