Gulag
The Gulag (Russian: ГУЛАГ, GULAG; [ɡʊˈlak]) was the government agency that administered the main Soviet forced labor camp systems during the Stalin era, from the 1930s until the 1950s. While the ...
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Sakhalin Tunnel
142°50′E / 49.750°N 142.833°E / 49.750; 142.833The Sakhalin Tunnel (Russian: Сахалинский тоннель) is an incomplete and currently postponed construction project, which afte...
Bamlag
Baikal Amur Corrective Labor Camp (Bamlag) (Russian: Байка́ло-Аму́рский исправи́тельно-трудово́й ла́герь, Бамла́г) was a subdivision of GULAG which existed during 1932-1948. Its administration, he...
List of uprisings in the Gulag
This is an incomplete list of uprisings in the Gulag.
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Bolshoy Solovetsky Island
Bolshoy Solovetsky Island (Russian: Большой Соловецкий остров), or simply Solovetsky Island (Russian: Соловецкий остров) is the biggest island of the Solovetsky Islands archipelago in the Whit...
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MV Sovetskaya Latviya
MV Sovetskaya Latviya (Soviet Latvia, Russian: Советская Латвия) was a transport ship operated by the Dalstroy concern of the NKVD. One of its main uses was to transport prisoners as forced labour...
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Hava Volovich
Hava Vladimirovna Volovich (Russian: Хава Владимировна Волович;1916–2000), was a Russian writer, actress, director and a Gulag survivor.Hava Volovich is known for her Memoirs, that are extremely v...
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Russian: Оди́н день Ива́на Дени́совича Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha [ɐˈdʲin ˈdʲenʲ ɪˈvanə dʲɪˈnʲisəvʲɪtɕə]) is a novel written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, fir...
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Ninth Fort
The Ninth Fort (Lithuanian: Devintas Fortas) is a stronghold in the northern part of Šilainiai elderate, Kaunas, Lithuania. It is a part of the Kaunas Fortress, which was constructed in the late 1...
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Stanisław Swianiewicz
Stanisław Swianiewicz (November 7, 1899 – May 22, 1997) was a Polish economist and historian. A veteran of the Polish-Bolshevik War, during World War II he was one of the few survivors of the Katyn Ma...
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Vorkuta uprising
The Vorkuta Uprising was a major uprising of the concentration camp inmates at the Vorkuta Gulag in Vorkuta, Russia in July–August 1953, shortly after the arrest of Lavrentiy Beria. The uprising was v...
Baikal–Amur Mainline
The Baikal–Amur Mainline (Russian Байкало-Амурская магистраль (БАМ), Baikalo-Amurskaya magistral‍ '​, BAM) is a 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 ⁄32 in) broad gauge railway line ...
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Sevvostlag
Sevvostlag (Russian: Северо-восточные исправительно-трудовые лагеря, Севвостлаг, СВИТЛ, North-Eastern Corrective Labor Camps) was a system of forced labor camps set up to satisfy the workforce ...
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Vaninsky port
«I remember that port in Vanino» (Russian: Я помню тот Ванинский порт) — a popular Russian folk song of the USSR epoch, which is often called an anthem of Soviet GULAG prisoners on Kolyma. Time of...
The Gulag Archipelago
The Gulag Archipelago (Russian: Архипелаг ГУЛАГ, Arkhipelag GULAG) is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about the Soviet forced labour camp system. The three-volume book is a narrative relying on e...
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Mikhail Dudko
Mikhail Andreyevich Dudko (Russian: Михаил Андреевич Дудко; 31 December [O.S. 18 December] 1902, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire - 11 September 1981, Leningrad, USSR, now Saint ...
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Butugichag
Butugychag Corrective Labor Camp (Russian: исправи́тельно-трудово́й ла́герь, Бутугычаг) was a part of the bigger Tenlag, a subdivision of GULAG. The camp existed during 1945-1955 in the Kolyma reg...
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Svirlag
Svirlag, SvirLAG (Svirskiy Lager' - Svir Concentration-Camp, Russian: Свирлаг, also Свирьлаг / СвирЛАГ - Свирский концентрационно трудовой лагерь) was a Soviet forced labour camp run by NKVD's GUL...
Vorkuta
Vorkuta (Russian: Воркута́; Komi: Вӧркута, Vörkuta; Nenets for place teems with bears) is a coal-mining town in the Komi Republic, Russia, situated just north of the Arctic Circle in the Pecho...
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Boris Chichibabin
Boris Alekseevich Chichibabin (Russian: Бори́с Алексе́евич Чичиба́бин; [bɐˈrʲis ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ tɕɪtɕɪˈbabʲɪn], Ukrainian: Борис Олексійович Чичибабін; 9 January 1923, Kremenchuk—15 December ...
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Volga–Don Canal
44°09′00″E / 48.57000°N 44.15000°E / 48.57000; 44.15000 (end)Lenin Volga–Don Shipping Canal (Russian: Волго–Донской судоходный канал имени В. И. Ленина, Volga-Dons...
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Sukhanovo Prison
Sukhanovka, short for Sukhanovskaya osoborezhimnaya tyur'ma (Russian: Сухановская особорежимная тюрьма) 'Sukhanovo special-regime prison,' was a prison established by the NKVD in 1938 for "particu...
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Dalstroy
Dalstroy (Russian: Дальстро́й, [dɐlʲˈstroj]), also known as Far North Construction Trust, was an organization set up in 1931 by the Soviet NKVD (the predecessor of the KGB) in order to manage road...
Eduard Berzin
Eduard Petrovich Berzin (Latvian: Eduards Bērziņš; 1894–1938), born in Latvia, was a soldier and Chekist, but is remembered primarily for setting up Dalstroy, which instituted a system of forced-l...
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