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    • The Gulag archipelago and its dungeons
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    The Gulags were a network of labor camps created by the Soviet Union from the 1920s that reached their apex after the Second World War. The camps remain an enduring symbol of a repressive regime. Events have been held in and around Moscow on October 29-30 to commemorate the victims of repression.
    The photos shows a map of the Soviet Union with the location of the 162 camps from Stalin’s rule. The map was a display at a 1988 exhibition during Conscience Week organized by the Memorial civil rights group.

    The Gulags were a network of labor camps created by the Soviet Union from the 1920s that reached their apex after the Second World War. The camps remain an enduring symbol of a repressive regime. Events have been held in and around Moscow on October 29-30 to commemorate the victims of repression.

    The Gulags were a network of labor camps created by the Soviet Union from the 1920s that reached their apex after the Second World War. The camps remain an enduring symbol of a repressive regime. Events have been held in and around Moscow on October 29-30 to commemorate the victims of repression.

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