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As the title suggests, this work deals with the history of the soviet gulag system of penal camps and relocation centers from t...  Read More


The book begins with the czarist prison system, through the russian revolution, and takes you right up to the events which were...  Read More

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Applebaum is brilliant and has tirelessly researched the topic.

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It seemed that work conditions were designed to kill as many men as fast as possible.

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Applebaum quotes solzhenitsyn pointing out that the zeks went thirsty not by design, but because the guards would have to fetch...  Read More


A great read, i love how the author provides not only a historic perspective but also delves into memoirs and interviews with a...  Read More

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    soviet, many, great, excellent and russian.
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  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 784 reviews as of our last analysis date on May 22 2021.
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Impressive research and very well written


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This book offered an exhaustive history of the ussr and described every grotesque / depressing aspect of the gulag system in extreme detail with a wide array of first hand accounts.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It's a good read and you may need a map next to you to check on the places mentioned.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    A well sourced, comprehensive history of the soviet union's horrific system of work camps set in the context of the soviet police state.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This is the definitive history of russia's infamous labor camp system, known as the gulag (glavnoe upravlenie ispravitel'no-trudovykh lagerei [main administration of corrective labor camps]) in soviet times.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Whole villages and regions were emptied.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Ruins still exist and one can be seen on google earth street view.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    If i find the placemark again i'll post a link here.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Of course, western russia also had hundreds of its own camps, but the siberian/arctic circle ones are most infamous even today.

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