Mikhail Rogachov, 1952-2021

Mikhail Rogachov (died 3 January 2021)

A sad loss. For years the historian Mikhail ROGACHOV studied the history of the Gulag in the Komi Republic (Northwest Russia) and was compiler, author and editor of the Pokayanie Fund’s Book of Remembrance, Repentance: The Komi Republic’s Martyrology of the Victims of Mass Political Repression.

Between 1998 and 2016 the Fund published 60,000 biographical entries in its 11 volumes: for local victims of the Great Terror, and for the many sent from elsewhere to the special settlements and labour camps of Komi throughout the 1930s and beyond.

We shall remember him as a wonderful teacher, story-teller, friend and colleague. Our heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

The Joffe Foundation
St Petersburg

Rogachov”, 45-minute documentary in the series “They will save Russia” (1995)