Kommunarka shooting ground

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Entrance gate into the Kommunarka shooting ground in 2012.
Grave markers for some of the victims at Kommunarka.
Photos of some of the victims.

Kommunarka shooting ground (Russian: Расстрельный полигон «Коммунарка») was an execution site of the NKVD located near Kommunarka, Moscow Oblast from 1937 to 1941.

According to the Federal Security Service, approximately 10,000 people were killed and buried in mass graves at Kommunarka during its operation by the NKVD as part of the political repression in the Soviet Union.[1] Kommunarka shooting ground is now a Russian Orthodox cemetery and memorial site located in present-day Novomoskovsky Administrative Okrug, Moscow.

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Coordinates: 55°34′45″N 37°27′21″E / 55.57917°N 37.45583°E / 55.57917; 37.45583