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A Guide to Soviet Russia’s Torture Centers

The Soviet Union had a terrifying system for handling both criminals and political dissidents we know by one word: Gulag. From 1930 until 1960, Russian authorities ran a tightly-controlled network of forced labor camps, known as Gulags. Gulag was actually a Russian acronym for Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps and Colonies, and these camps were [...]