Mechanics of the Gulag system

This article provides a lengthy, fascinating and tragic view into the Soviet gulags.

Masha Gessen: Inside the Gulags of the Soviet Union


The following is excerpted from Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia, by Masha Gessen and Misha Friedman.   The Gulag is nowhere. It was everywhere. The …

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Dehumanization and ideology

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This Soviet poster, titled “Capital,” illustrates how revolutionary rhetoric, ostensibly aimed at reforming “the system,” is so often used to define classes of people, dehumanize them, and rationalize their violent extermination. It was so easy to sort undesirable people, be they rich or poor, into the despised capitalist class, and kill them.


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Vekhi anti-radical manifesto

Vekhi - Wikipedia
Vekhi (Russian: Вехи, IPA: [ˈvʲexʲɪ], lit. Landmarks) is a collection of seven essays published in Russia in 1909. It was distributed in five editions and elicited over two hundred published rejoinders in two years. The volume reappraising the Russian intelligentsia was a brainchild of the literary historian Mikhail Gershenzon, who edited ...

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Holodomor: Stalin’s genocide by famine

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Holodomor - Wikipedia


For the simultaneous famine across the USSR, or the Kazakh SSR, see Soviet famine of 1932–33 and Kazakh famine of 1932–1933. See also: Soviet famine of 1932-33 § Estimation of the loss of life The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р);[a][2] (derived from морити голодом, "to kill by starvation")[3][4][5] was a man-made fami...

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Way to go, central planning!