Island '''Mochalny''' (Russian: Мочальный остров) is
a island on the Volga opposite of the mergence of the [[w:Volga|Volga]] and [[w:Oka River|Oka]] rivers between the cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Bor , a place of massive shootings during communist "Red terror" and repressions.
According to researchers
total over 5000 clergimen and laymen were killed here from the summer of 1918 till the end of the '30s. Some of them have been canonised and glorified as [[New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia|New Martyrs]]. Also here other victims of political repressions were killed. Bodies of the murdered was been thrown down into the river. Now here a repentance stone cross has been erected, regularly requiems are served , and soon the church of Faith, Hope, Love, and their Mother Sophia will be built<ref>[http://www.nne.ru/news_en.php?id=339486 A collective prayer dedicated to killed Nizhny Novgorod residents held on the island of Mochalny]// [[Diocese of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas]]</ref>.
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