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Island |}The island '''Mochalny''' (Russian: Мочальный остров) is a island on the Volga River opposite of the mergence of the [[w:Volga|Volga]] and [[w:Oka River|Oka]] rivers Rivers between the cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Bor, . The island was a place of massive shootings executions during communist "Red terror" and repressions.
Ones of Among the first victims who were killed here on the island were 15 monks [[monk]]s of [[Oransky Monastery]] and their father superior [[Archimandrite ]] Augustine . They were shot in during the night between [[August 17 ]] and [[August 17|18 ]] in 1918.
According to researchers total over more than 5000 clergimen [[clergy]]men and [[laity|laymen ]] were killed here in years on the island between the summer of communist "Red terror" 1918 and repressionsthe end of the 1930s. Some of them these [[martyr]]s have been canonised and glorified as [[new martyrs New Martyrs and confessorsConfessors of Russia|New Martyrs]]. Also here many other victims of political repressions were killedon the island. Bodies The bodies of the those murdered was been were then thrown down into the river. Now here a repentance A memorial stone cross has now been erected, regularly on the island and requiems are regularly served, and soon . Soon a [[church]] dedicated to the church of martyrs Faith, Hope, Love, and their Mother Sophia will be builton the island. <ref>[ A collective prayer dedicated to killed Nizhny Novgorod residents held on the island of Mochalny]// [[Eparchy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas|Diocese of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas]]</ref>.
Here some names of Among the new martyrs already having been glorified by Church, which and who have found a place of last rest on the island of Mochalnyare:# +[[November 6]], 1918 bishop [[Bishop]] [[Laurentius of Balakhna|Lavrenty (Knyazev)]], archpriest archpriests [[Alexey Porfiriev]] and [[Aleksey Neidgardt]] (''A comment'': they who were shot directly in within the city and then their whose bodies were thrown down into the water on the island).# ...== References ==
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