History Main / TheGulag

13th Feb '18 2:46:33 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Soviet Union put many peace protesters and dissidents in [[BedlamHouse mental asylums]] when the labor camps became overpopulated. These people were mixed in with genuine mental patients--and Russia was not the only WarsawPact country to do this.

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* The Soviet Union put many peace protesters and dissidents in [[BedlamHouse mental asylums]] when the labor camps became overpopulated. These people were mixed in with genuine mental patients--and Russia was not the only WarsawPact UsefulNotes/WarsawPact country to do this.
23rd Dec '17 7:32:05 AM KCN
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* Austrian-Yugoslav communist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlo_%C5%A0tajner Karlo Štajner]] wrote "Seven Thousand Days in Siberia" about his experience in the Gulag. The book was a bestseller in Yugoslavia.

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* Austrian-Yugoslav communist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlo_%C5%A0tajner Karlo Štajner]] wrote "Seven ''"Seven Thousand Days in Siberia" Siberia"'' about his experience in the Gulag. The book was a bestseller in Yugoslavia.
23rd Dec '17 7:31:24 AM KCN
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_Back The Way Back]]'' also tells the story of the Gulag.

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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_Back The Way Back]]'' also tells the story of the Gulag.is another Gulag escape story.
23rd Dec '17 7:30:34 AM KCN
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* Russian film ''Major Pugachev's Last Battle'' based on the work of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varlam_Shalamov Varlam Shalamov]].

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* Russian film ''Major Pugachev's Last Battle'' Battle'', based on the work of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varlam_Shalamov Varlam Shalamov]].
23rd Dec '17 7:29:51 AM KCN
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* HBO film ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulag_(film) Gulag]]''.
* Russian film ''Major Pugachev's Last Battle'' based on the work of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varlam_Shalamov Varlam Shalamov]].
* German film ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Far_as_My_Feet_Will_Carry_Me As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me]]'' about a German POW who escapes the Gulag.
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_Back The Way Back]]'' also tells the story of the Gulag.
22nd Dec '17 4:50:19 PM KCN
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlo_%C5%A0tajner]] wrote "Seven Thousand Days in Siberia" about his experience in the Gulag. The book was a bestseller in Yugoslavia.

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* Austrian-Yugoslav communist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlo_%C5%A0tajner]] org/wiki/Karlo_%C5%A0tajner Karlo Štajner]] wrote "Seven Thousand Days in Siberia" about his experience in the Gulag. The book was a bestseller in Yugoslavia.
22nd Dec '17 4:49:04 PM KCN
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlo_%C5%A0tajner]] wrote "Seven Thousand Days in Siberia" about his experience in the Gulag. The book was a bestseller in Yugoslavia.
22nd Dec '17 4:46:11 PM KCN
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varlam_Shalamov Varlam Shalamov]] also wrote about his experiences there. His stories are considered to be grittier than those of Solzhenitsyn, and generally speaking, more accurate.
13th Dec '17 8:10:21 PM SinNanna
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* In ''Literature/TheWindUpBirdChronicle'', Lieutenant Mamiya is sent to a gulag for 10 years after being captured during the Soviet invasion of Manchuria.
25th Aug '17 6:40:11 PM nombretomado
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* During the Soviet period, most of the camps had similarly mediocre levels of security, with [[DeathWorld Mother Nature]] doing the extra guarding if necessary, and the death penalty working fine for those too dangerous to live. However, in the [[TheNewRussia modern period]], with the moratorium on the death penalty, [[TheAlcatraz supermaxes]] for lifetime prisoners were also added to the system. Some of the more well known ones include White Swan Prison in Solikamsk, Black Dolphin in Sol-Iletsk and Fire Island in the Vologda Oblast.

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* During the Soviet period, most of the camps had similarly mediocre levels of security, with [[DeathWorld Mother Nature]] doing the extra guarding if necessary, and the death penalty working fine for those too dangerous to live. However, in the [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia modern period]], with the moratorium on the death penalty, [[TheAlcatraz supermaxes]] for lifetime prisoners were also added to the system. Some of the more well known ones include White Swan Prison in Solikamsk, Black Dolphin in Sol-Iletsk and Fire Island in the Vologda Oblast.
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