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Island '''Mochalny''' (Russian: Мочальный остров) is a an island on in 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 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 18 |18]] in 1918.
According to researchers total over 5000 clergimen more than 5,000 [[clergy]]men and [[laity|laymen ]] were killed here from on the island between the summer of 1918 till and the end of the '30s1930s. 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 killedon the island. Bodies of the those murdered was been were thrown down into the river. Now here a repentance A memorial stone cross has been erectedon the island, regularly and regular requiems are now served, and soon the . Soon a [[church of ]] dedicated to Faith, Hope, Love, and their Mother Sophia will be builton the island. <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>.
Here some Some names of new martyrs [[martyr]]s that already having have been glorified by Church, which and 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 the city itself, and then their bodies were thrown down into the water on the island)
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