In the area of the recreation center "Jami" near Makhachkala, 18 skeletons were found during construction work. According to Kavkaz.Realii with reference to the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee for Dagestan, the burial may refer to the years of Stalinist repressions.
Oksana Tenetova, spokeswoman for the TFR for Dagestan, told the publication that a check is being carried out, presumably, these are the remains of the 1930s of the 20th century. According to Baza , holes are visible in some turtles found between Makhachkala and Caspian. Police and investigators are currently on the scene. Photos from the place are published by local Telegram channels, including Online Dagestan.
In May 2021, archaeologists discovered execution pits at the Kommunarka special training ground of the NKVD, where massacres were committed in the 30s and 40s of the last century.