1 Echoes of History: Five Remains of the Most Horrid Stalins Gulag Camp System

Echoes of History: Five Remains of the Most Horrid Stalins Gulag Camp System

Posted on June 13, 2017 by tim


GULAG was a most massive Soviet system of imprisonment. In the period 1930-1956 over 10 million people (some say 30 million) were jailed and sent to GULAG. After the Stalin’s death the GULAG camps started to be closed down gradually. Not much left till this day. Just a few of them haunt us all as an echoes of old past. Some are in ruins some became museums.

1. Perm-36 – this was a long lasting camp. They were accepting prisoner till year 1988. During GULAG times arrest ex-law enforcers were sent here. Later – political prisoners.


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One Response to “Echoes of History: Five Remains of the Most Horrid Stalins Gulag Camp System”

  1. Lev Tolstoy says:

    We have been happily borne—or perhaps have unhappily dragged our weary way—down the long and crooked streets of our lives, past all kinds of walls and fences made of rotting wood, rammed earth, brick, concrete, iron railings. We have never given a thought to what lies behind them. We have never tried to penetrate them with our vision or our understanding. But there is where the Gulag country begins, right next to us, two yards away from us. In addition, we have failed to notice an enormous number of closely fitted, well-disguised doors and gates in these fences. All those gates were prepared for us, every last one! And all of a sudden the fateful gate swings quickly open, and four white male hands, unaccustomed to physical labor but nonetheless strong and tenacious, grab us by the leg, arm, collar, cap, ear, and drag us in like a sack, and the gate behind us, the gate to our past life, is slammed shut once and for all.

    That’s all there is to it! You are arrested!

    And you’ll find nothing better to respond with than a lamblike bleat: “Me? What for?”

    A. I. Solzhenitsyn

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