Museum exhibit /O.I. Babushkina. Photograph.
Oktiabrina Ivanovna Babushkina (née Mel’nikova). Dated 06.11.1995, Susuman, Magadan oblast'. Photograph. Oktiabrina Ivanovna was born in 1935 into a family who had been de-kulakized. In 1931, her parents were deported as a “socially dangerous elements” to Tupik Village (Chita oblast', nowadays Zabaikal krai). Her father, I.K. Mel’nikov (1912-1985) was arrested in exile in 1938 and sentenced to 10 years in the camps. He served his time on the Kolyma. Her mother, A.E. Men’shikova (née Vasil’eva, 1913-1989), escaped with her children to her relatives in Chukshina Village (nowadays Vologda oblast') after the arrest of her husband. In 1951 she went to live with her husband who had been sent to settle in Susuman Settlement. She lived there until 1995. In 1962, O.I. Babushkina moved with her family from Leningrad to Susuman to live with her parents. She then moved to Borovichi (Novgorod oblast'). She was rehabilitated in 2009. In 2010 she gave her photograph and a photocopy of the manuscript of her memoirs to the Museum “The Barbed Memory of the Gulag” at the to Professional Lyceum No.8 in Borovichi. The photo is on permanent display in the Museum. 
 
 
 
 
Authenticity
 
SourceO.I. Babushkina (née Mel’nikova)
 
Date of acquisition2010
 
Date and place of creation6.11.1995, Susuman (Magadan oblast')
 
Years and places of existence in subject-related functionThe photograph was taken on 06.11.1995 in Susuman (Magadan oblast'). In 2010 the photograph was given to the Museum “The Barbed Memory of the Gulag” at the Professional Lyceum No.8, Borovichi. The photograph is on permanent display.
 
Size6 х 9 сm
 
MaterialsPhotographic paper
 
Materials
 
Description of exhibitA black-and-white photograph, official portrait. A half-length picture of a middle-aged brunette. She is wearing a dark-coloured costume and a white blouse. She is against a dark background.
On the back of the photograph there is a hand-written inscription in ball-pen: “Babushkina, Oktiabrina Ivanovna, 6.11.1995”.
 
State of preservationUndamaged.
 
Detailed annotationOktiabrina Ivanovna Babushkina (née Mel’nikova). Dated 06.11.1995, Susuman, Magadan oblast'. Photograph. Oktiabrina Ivanovna was born in 1935 into a family who had been de-kulakized. In 1931, her parents were deported as a “socially dangerous elements” from Sharapovo Village (Leningrad oblast', now Vologda oblast') to Tupik Village (Chita oblast', nowadays Zabaikal krai). Her father, I.K. Mel’nikov (1912-1985) was arrested in exile in 1938 and sentenced to 10 years in the camps under Article 58-7 (“industrial sabotage”). He served his time on the Kolyma. Her mother, A.E. Men’shikova (née Vasil’eva, 1913-1989), escaped with her three children to her relatives in Chukshina Village (nowadays Vologda oblast') after the arrest of her husband. In 1951 she went, together with two daughters, to live with her husband who had been sent to settle in Susuman Settlement. In 1962, O.I. Babushkina moved with her family to Susuman to live with her parents. She lived in Susuman until 1995, working as a senior doctor in a Medical and Epidemiological Station. She then moved to Borovichi (Novgorod oblast'). She was rehabilitated in 2009. In 2010 she gave her photograph and a photocopy of the manuscript of her memoirs to the Museum “The Barbed Memory of the Gulag” at the to Professional Lyceum No.8 in Borovichi. The photo is on permanent display in the Museum.
 
PersonsBabushkina (nee Mel'nikova) Oktiabrina Ivanovna, person depicted
 
PersonsMel'nikov Ivan Kirillovich, person mentioned
 
PersonsMel'nikova (nee Vasil'eva) Anna Evgen'evna, perosn mentioned
 
Web page?Yes
 
 
Museum exhibit /O.I. Babushkina. Photograph.