Friday, December 15, 2017

Fact of the Day: Gulag Survival

While the infamous Soviet gulags were far from great places, they weren't as grim as depicted in most fiction. Except during the World War II era, the majority of Russians and other Soviets who were sent to the gulag came out of it alive.  

10 comments:

RO said...

That surprises me, because I've never heard good things about those places. Hugs and Happy Friday! RO

Pat Hatt said...

Still wouldn't want to ever get stuck in one

NanaDiana said...

Who knew ANYONE came out of those places alive!!! Great fact, Adam!

Christine said...

Interesting.

shwet said...

Short but very informative , would like to know more about it.
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Kati said...

Maybe alive, but in what mental and physical state?

-Kati
Almost Stylish

Martha said...

That is interesting. I had no idea.

Huggybear said...

You "MAY" have come out alive, but in what physical and mental state????????????????
I believe the "paradise Gulags" as you seem to think existed, only disappeared with the advent to Gorbachev's Presidency.

Colin

stephen Hayes said...

Definitely a place to be avoided.

JACKIESUE said...

yeah not as bad as we thought would be pretty bad anyhow.