Russian cemeteries in Harbin

A great resource for those, who has Russian ancestors from China.  I was able to get the last copy of the book about Russian cemeteries in Harbin from the author Tatiana Zylewicz.

“In Memory of deceased in the Manchurian land and Harbintsy” -”В память об усопших в земле Маньчжурской и Харбинцах” was published in Melbourne in 2000 and is a collection of nearly 593 tomb photographs done by her father Vitaliy Miroshnichenko, a photographer, at Novoe (New, Uspenskoe)  cemetery in Harbin.

Pokrovskoe cemetery was located in the centre of New Town and was called Old cemetery.  There you would find the remains of first ”builders” of the town, soldiers of Russo-Japanese war 1904-1905 and workers of East-Chinese Railroad, doctors. Based on tomb stones dates the burials started to happen in 1898. Since the area of the cemetery was limited due to the location in the centre of the city, new area was allocated for burials.  Uspenskoe (New) cemetery was opened with burials from 1902.  In 1923 there were 1743 graves.

At the back of the book there is a list of names buried in Staroe (Old) cemetery prepared by Olga Bakich in  2000.

If you need to locate the name and photograph of your ancestor in this book or in other online resources , please contact me.


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