14 Dark Pages Of The Russian History

Dark Pages Of The Russian History

Posted on January 4, 2011 by team

GULag (penal labor camp systems in Kolyma) is one of the darkest pages in the history of the XXth century. Here are some pictures made at the Ivan Panikarov’s Museum dedicated to this topic.

This picture was drawn on the flour sack exporting from the USA during the war

Phonendoscope made by the prisoners and given to the main doctor of one of the hospitals

Schemes of the camp territory

Barrack holds 110 people

Camp holds 500 people

“Prohibited. No entry. Fire!”

Many people living in these camps were prohibited to come to the “continent”

Printing machine launched in the 30s

Armchair of a main director made by the prisoners in the 40s


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14 Responses to “Dark Pages Of The Russian History”

  1. Zjoske says:


  2. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka. Hold the phone, now you,ve gone too far! This intracunubial painting of Sambo and that white woman there. If this was the old South they would throw you into the camp for that. (Or worse).

  3. perristalsis says:

    Reminds me of religious summer camp days.

  4. testicules says:

    The paintings were very good. It is so nice to jail the artistic. It lowers the price dramatically.

  5. Boritz says:

    I especially like the roofing sheet fashioned from cans. Reuse/recycling was another area where Soviets were ahead of the rest of world!

  6. BH206L3 says:

    What a horror that whole system was. Anybody know who the lost soul was that painted that from a sack of lend lease flour? My guess just a number on a list that was then misplaced.

  7. mukmika says:

    The Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya vodka is really good. I keep a bottle of each at hand at all times. Prisoners in the Gulag would have needed it.

  8. Musa says:

    What of these Gulags now? Do these remote prisons still exist? The paintings are beautiful.

  9. Someone says:

    This little exhibit is just the tip of the iceberg.

    With the evidence either destroyed or weathered into dust, and the prisoners mostly dead, leaving few to tell their stories, this exhibit serves not only as a memorial and a warning, but a testament of triumph to the abominable Soviet Union.

  10. CZenda says:

    I do not get the drink labels exhibition. It has no connection with Gulag.

  11. Archy Bunka says:

    I believe the labels were a creation of bored, drunken guards.

  12. CBEH says:

    Relicts of a butcher leader who destroyed lives needlessly. All sent there on account of a butcher leader’s mental illness.

  13. NeuroManson says:

    The right wingers of the US are doing this today with their prison population. We call it “Gulag 2.0″.

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