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Exclusive photos of SovietEraMuseum from museum dedicated to the Chief Administration of Corrective Labour Camps and Colonies, better known as the GULAG. Guides dressed like guards describe the vast network of labour camps that once existed in the former Soviet Union and recount the horrors of camp life. GULAG – black page of Soviet History.
The State Museum of GULAG History was founded in 2001; its exhibition was first opened in 2004. The Museum’s founder, Anton Antonov-Ovseenko, a well-known historian, writer and public figure, was himself a prisoner of Stalin’s labor camps. Indoor concerts, theater performances, readings and other events are held in the museum’s rooms and a courtyard. The exposition is