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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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religious status

saint

surname

KULHAWIEC

forename(s)

Simeon (pl. Symeon)

canonisation date

14.08.2000

Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Churchmore on
drevo-info.ru
[access: 2020.09.24]

function

priest

creed

Eastern Orthodox Churchmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.09.21]

date and place of death

21.02.1938

Butovotoday: Moscow oblast, Russia
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.07.31]

details of death

During World War I after Russian defeat by German and Austro–Hungarian troops at battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 escaped to Russia (mass exodus).

For a year lived as refugee in Nikolo–Peshnoshsyi monastery, c. 200 north of Moscow.

Next move to Moscow and got married.

In 1930 became Russian Orthodox priest.

On 18.01.1938 arrested by the agents of Russian genocidal NKVD organization.

Jailed in Butyrki prison in Moscow.

Accused of „anti–Russian propaganda”.

On 11.02.1938 sentenced to death by Russian genocidal kangaroo court known as Troika NKVD. Murdered in a mass execution.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

02.02.1882

Łomazytoday: Łomazy gm., Biała Podlaska pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.09.24]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1930

positions held

minister in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Theotokos church in Yakot in Moscow oblast (from 1930), f. psalmist in Orudievo in Moscow oblast (1925‑30) and Dulovo in Tver oblast (1922‑5) churches, f. militiamen in Moscow (1917‑1922), f. psalmist in Biała Podlaska church, married

others related in death

CAKULClick to display biography Michael, NIKATOWClick to display biography Alex, SAWICKIClick to display biography Yaroslav, SIENKIEWICZClick to display biography Alex, MIEDWIEDIUKClick to display biography Vladimir, STEPANIUKClick to display biography George, GUDKOClick to display biography Vasil (Bp Ambrose), OSTROUMOWClick to display biography Michael (Bp Seraphim), GAGALUKClick to display biography Anthony (Abp Onuphrius), STROCIUKClick to display biography Leontius, BLUMOWICZClick to display biography John, SZACHMUĆClick to display biography Roman (Fr Seraphim), PANASIEWICZClick to display biography Emilian, SMOLENIECClick to display biography Alexander (Abp Arsenius), MARCENKOClick to display biography Alexander (Abp Anthony), BORZAKOWSKIClick to display biography Alexander (Abp Agapit), DIERNOWClick to display biography Anatol (Abp Abramius)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

11.08.1937 Russian genocide: On 11.08.1937 Russian leader Stalin decided and NKWD head, Nicholas Jeżow, signed a „Polish operation” executive order no 00485. 139,835 Poles living in Russia were thus sentenced summarily to death. According to the records of the „Memorial” International Association for Historical, Educational, Charitable and Defense of Human Rights ” (Rus. Международное историко–просветительское, правозащитное и благотворительное общество „Мемориал”), specialising with historical research and promoting knowledge about the victims of Russian repressions — 111,091 were murdered. 28,744 were sentenced to deportation to concentration camps in Gulag. Altogether however more than 100,000 Poles were deported, mainly to Kazakhstan, Siberia, Kharkov and Dniepropetrovsk. According to some historians, the number of victims should be multiplied by at least two, because not only the named persons were murdered, but entire Polish families (the mere suspicion of Polish nationality was sufficient). Taking into account the fact that the given number does not include the genocide in eastern Russia (Siberia), the number of victims may be as high as 500,000 Poles. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.03.14]
)

Great Purge 1937: In the summer of 1937 Polish Catholic priests held in Solovetsky Islands, Anzer Island and BelBaltLag were locked in prison cells (some in Sankt Petersburg). Next in a few kangaroo, murderous Russian trials (on 09.10.1937, 25.11.1937, among others) run by so‑called „Troika NKVD” all were sentenced to death. They were subsequently executed by a single shot to the back of the head. The murders took place either in Sankt Petersburg prison or directly in places of mass murder, e.g. Sandarmokh or Levashov Wilderness, where their bodies were dumped into the ditches. Other priests were arrested in the places they still ministered in and next murdered in local NKVD headquarters (e.g. in Minsk in Belarus), after equally genocidal trials run by aforementioned „Troika NKVD” kangaroo courts.

Butovo: Russian genocidal NKVD shooting range n. Moscov. From 08.08.1937 place of mass executions (during Great Purge). Till 19.10.1938 there were murdered 20,765 people (95.86% men), including 1,176 Poles — according to fragmentary available data. Among the executed were 739 Russian Orthodox priests, including 7 bishops and Metropolitan bishops with 81 years old Metropolitan bishop Seraphim Chichagov, today the saint of Orthodox church (this church canonised 255 of the victims), and Lutheran and Protestant pastors and Catholic priests, mainly from Poland and Austria. Place known today and „Russian Golgotha”. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.07.31]
)

Moscow (Butyrki): Harsh transit and interrogation prison in Moscow — for political prisoners — where Russians held and murdered thousands of Poles. Founded prob. in XVII century. In XIX century many Polish insurgents (Polish uprisings of 1831 and 1863) were held there. During Communist regime a place of internment for political prisoners prior to a transfer to Russian slave labour complex Gulag. During the Great Purge c. 20,000 inmates were held there at any time (c. 170 in every cell). Thousands were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.05.01]
)

sources

personal:
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, drevo-info.ruClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.09.24]
, www.pstbi.ccas.ruClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.09.24]
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original images:
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