Rodionovka Cemetery – Mikado District, Saskatchewan

The following is an overview of the Rodionovka Doukhobor Cemetery located 3 miles south-east of Mikado, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills No. 273. Land location: SE 9-30-2 West of Second. Latitude: 51°34.896. Longitude: 102°13.178. Compiled by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff and Fred J. Strelieff on April 30, 2005.

View of the cemetery from the south facing north. It is marked by a bluff of trees.

Historical Background

Rodionovka Cemetery was established in 1905 by the Doukhobors of Rodionovka village near Mikado. After the abandonment of the village in 1920, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until 1976. Thereafter, it ceased to be be in active operation. Over the years, it has become badly overgrown. The cemetery is privately owned. 


The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 75 interments in several rows facing east-west. The vast majority of graves (73) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. Today, all that remains is a bluff of trees in the middle of a cultivated field. 

Driving Directions

To access the cemetery, travel south from Mikado on the grid road for 2 miles (3.2 km).  Then turn east on the grid road and continue for for 2 miles (3.2 km). The cemetery is on the north side of the road, approximately 220 yards (200 m) from the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.


Surname Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Swetlikoff Annie 1885 1970 Wife of George
Swetlikoff George J. 1881 1976  

In addition, the following families resided in Rodionovka village and may have members buried in Rodionovka Cemetery: Diakoff, Gritchin, Koftinoff, Laktin, Lazareff, Lebedoff, Lobinsoff, Makaeff, Potapoff, Savenkoff, Samsonoff, Soobotin, Swetlikoff, Zbitnoff.

View of the cemetery from the west facing east.


Special thanks to Emil Ostafie for assisting in locating the cemetery. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Rodionovka Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.