Biography of Viktoria Balchunas

A native of Novo-Aleksandrovsk district, Kovno province. Resided in Leningrad, worked as a cook in a dining hall of the Polytechnical Institute and was a member of the parish council of the Church of the Visitation of the Most Holy Virgin Mary. In January 1927 she was arrested in connection with the case against Fr. Antony Wasilewski and others. In July 1927 she was freed from prison for absence of facts constituting a crime, and the matter was terminated. October 9, 1929, she was arrested again, this time in the case against Bishop Teofil Matulianis and others. On September 8, 1930, she was sentenced to three years’ exile to the Northern Territory [Special Board, OGPU Collegium]. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Shkarovskii, p. 250.
Variant Names:
Balʹchi︠u︡nas, Victori︠a︡ Antonovna; Balchunas, Viktoria
Kaunas (Lithuania); Saint Petersburg (Russia); Russia, Northern
female; laity; fate unknown