From a series of Great Purge-era mugshots.
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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.
October 29, 2014 | Categories: 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 | Tags: 1932, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Belbaltlag, Gulag, political prisoners, Russia, Russian, Soviet Union, Stalin, USSR, White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal | Leave a comment