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a Russian prison camp for political prisoners

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An innovative study of the Soviet Gulag that combines narrative skill with factual accuracy.
She compared it to the Soviet Gulag that aimed to create profitable companies that would make use of prisoner labor in factories, quarries, and construction projects and pointed out that, just two years after its founding, KOMI employed some 27,000 prisoners.
The poem "is at once a monument, a meditation, a prayer and an epic" about his family's deportation to a Soviet gulag and their journey via Persia to freedom in Scotland.
Like Ivankov, Usoyan was a high-ranking "thief-in-law", belonging to a caste of notorious criminals originating from the Soviet gulag system, which ruled the gang world and followed a strict honour code.
A student of the Soviet Gulag, Applebaum provides an informed account of the Hungarian forced-labor camp at Recsk, 50 miles northeast of Budapest.
Soviet gulag zek prisoners were commonly called "enemies of the people.
The Bill Mauldin Pulitzer Prize cartoon showing Boris Pasternak remarking to another prisoner in the Soviet Gulag, "I won the Nobel Prize for literature.
Drescher examines the Soviet gulag and Nazi "racial slavery," but the parallels with the rest of the book are tenuous.
Other works published at about the same time as this one, posit that Wallenberg survived in a Soviet gulag until the 1980s, but they are not mentioned as they would bog down the brisk writing or because they were based upon sources Kershaw could not responsibly offer conjecture.
One of the most prominent cases, examined at length in Palasik's book, was that of the party's secretary, Bela Kovacs, a popular, charismatic and by no means right-wing politician, who "disappeared" in early 1947 and spent several years as a prisoner in the Soviet gulag system.
THE STORY A band of prisoners - played by Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess and Ed Harris - escape from the Soviet Gulag in 1940 and begin the long trek through unforgiving landscapes to try to find freedom.
Drawing on previously unavailable Soviet archives and prisoners' diaries, this extraordinary book chronicles the history of the Soviet Gulag system from the opening of the first prison camp in 1926 to its formal dissolution in 1960.
London, Dec 27 (ANI): The book, 'The Way Back', which tells of a group of prisoners who escape a Soviet gulag and trek 4,500 miles to freedom, has landed in controversy.
It's based on a Second World War memoir of Polish soldiers escaping the Soviet Gulag (government agency that administered the main Soviet penal labour camp).
Bizarre and occasionally sordid adventures took him all over the continent from his youth to his controversial death in a Soviet gulag around 1948.