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Búscame en el ciclo de la vida: 49. Gulag.

And even more-we had no awareness of the real situation.We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - written while in the Gulag

Bottle of vodka - a legal drug that guards often sold, illegally, to prisoners.

Bottle of vodka - a legal drug that guards often sold, illegally, to prisoners.

The Gulag was the government agency that administered the main Soviet forced labor camp systems during the Stalin era, from the 1930s through the 1950s.  The Gulag is recognized as a major instrument of political repression in the Soviet Union. The term is also sometimes used to describe the camps themselves.

Half of Russians Expect Repeat of Soviet-Era Repression, Poll Says

The name “death valley” was automatically transferred to the leftover Beria camps of the GULAG’s 14th department. (GULAG is an acronym which stands for the Main Directorate of Corrective Labor Camps and denotes the Soviet system of forced labor camps).

The name “death valley” was automatically transferred to the leftover Beria camps of the GULAG’s department. (GULAG is an acronym which stands for the Main Directorate of Corrective Labor Camps and denotes the Soviet system of forced labor camps).

Baraki (Barracks) Courtesy of Regina Gorzkowski-Rossi.

Soviet Forced Labor Camps and the Struggle for Freedom

Антисоветская живопись.  Николай Гетман. Лагпункт Верхний Дебин. Колыма.1956

Nikolai Getman- The Gulag Collection

Typical winter overcoat worn by Soviet population in the 1930-1950s. Similar to coats provided to Gulag prisoners (SH)

Typical winter overcoat worn by Soviet population in the Similar to coats provided to Gulag prisoners

A typical frame-saw used by the timber camp prisoners. Courtesy of the Gulag Museum at Perm-36.

A typical frame-saw used by the timber camp prisoners. Courtesy of the Gulag Museum at

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