Prisoners work at Belbaltlag, a Gulag camp for building the White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal; ca. 1932
Usually these pictures were propaganda and featured criminals, not political prisoners. Read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn for a good description of “shock battalions” in the gulags. Note the plump faces and clothes on these prisoners.
This entry was posted on October 29, 2014 by Miep. It was filed under History, Human History, Images of History, Life under siege, Photography, Russian Empire, The Drama Of It All, The Politics of Cultural Destruction, U.S.S.R. Under Stalin and was tagged with 1932, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Belbaltlag, Gulag, political prisoners, Russia, Russian, Soviet Union, Stalin, USSR, White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal.
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