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 ...
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...
Solovetsky Islands
35°53′E / 65.083°N 35.883°E / 65.083; 35.883The Solovetsky Islands (Russian: Солове́цкие острова́), or Solovki (Соловки́), are an archipelago located in the Onega Bay of t...
Ekibastuz
Ekibastuz (Kazakh: Екібастұз / Ekibastuz, Russian: Экибастуз) is a town in Pavlodar Province, northeastern Kazakhstan. The population was 125,012 (2009 Census results); 127,197 (1999 Census re...
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...
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...
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...
Kotlas
Kotlas (Russian: Ко́тлас) is a town in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Northern Dvina and Vychegda Rivers. Population: 60,562 (2010 Census); 60,647 (2002 C...
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...
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...
Michel Heller
Michel Heller (1922–1997) was a Russian historian.Mikhail Y. Geller (August 31, 1922, Mogilev, Belorussian SSR, January 3, 1997, Paris, France) - historian, journalist, writer, critic and dissident. A...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
White Swan (prison)
56°42′25″E / 59.681°N 56.707°E / 59.681; 56.707White Swan (Russian: Белый Лебедь; also known as VK-240/2 Russian: ВК-240/2) is the informal name for an infamous colony...
Boris Chichibabin
Boris Alekseevich Chichibabin (Russian: Бори́с Алексе́евич Чичиба́бин; [bɐˈrʲis ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ tɕɪtɕɪˈbabʲɪn], Ukrainian: Борис Олексійович Чичибабін; 9 January 1923, Kremenchuk—15 December ...
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...
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...
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...
Yertsevo
Yertsevo (Russian: Ерцево) is a rural locality (a settlement) in Konoshsky District of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia, located west of Lake Vozhe. Population: 4,201 (2010 Census); 4,013 (2...
Ülo Jõgi
Ülo Jõgi (12 March 1921 – 14 May 2007) was an Estonian war historian, patriot and active in the Estonian resistance against the Soviet occupation of Estonia. On 11 December 1944, Jõgi (veteran of Erna...