Territory of Yauzskaya Hospital

Address: 11 Yauzskaya Street, Moscow

Monument to victims of political repression on the territory of the Yauzskaya Hospital. Photo: Memorial Society Photo Archive

Monument to victims of political repression on the territory of the Yauzskaya Hospital. Photo: Memorial Society Photo Archive

In the 1920s, the bodies of victims executed by the VCheKa-GPU-OGPU were buried in the cemetery of Yauzskaya Hospital. The head of the morgue was responsible for assigning corpses for delivery to the morgue. Discoveries have revealed that approximately 1,000 people were secretly buried on the grounds of the hospital. The last documented execution on site took place on September 30, 1926. The exact burial places remain unknown, and investigations of the area have not been carried out.