MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The first discussion of the cycle “Geography of the Gulag: what is a house?” dedicated to the Russian North. Historian Vladislav Staf and Olesya Sirichenko, an employee of the Gulag History Museum, will tell you why one of the freest regions of the former Russian Empire became a place of mass exile and how the camp infrastructure changed the face of the Arkhangelsk Region and Karelia.
After the arrests, people lost their property and were often forced to abandon their relatives in order to stay in the same place. But even after their release, many Gulag prisoners could not or did not want to return home. Correctional camps and places of exile were often located in the national republics of Russia, where exiles, dispossessed, deported and prisoners were received differently.
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