Never Remember: Searching For Stalin's Gulags In Putin's Russia

March 30, 2018|
Never Remember: Searching For Stalin's Gulags In Putin's Russia by Masha Gessen
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"A book that belongs on the shelf alongsideThe Gulag Archipelago. -- Kirkus Reviews

"A short, haunting and beautifully written book." --The Wall Street Journal

The Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoners from the 1930s to the 1950s. More than half a century after the end of Stalinist terror, the geography of the Gulag has been barely sketched and the number of its victims remains unknown. Has the Gulag been forgotten? Writer Masha Gessen and photographer Misha Friedman set out across Russia in search of the memory of the Gulag. They journey from Moscow to Sandarmokh, a forested site of mass executions during Stalin''s Great Terror; to the only Gulag camp turned into a museum, outside of the city of Perm in the Urals; and to Kolyma, where prisoners worked in deadly mines in the remote reaches of the Far East. They find that in Vladimir Putin''s Russia, where Stalin is remembered as a great leader, Soviet terror has not been forgotten: it was never remembered in the first place.
Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and the bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin. Gessen''s books include The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin . She is the recipient of numerous ot...
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Title:Never Remember: Searching For Stalin's Gulags In Putin's Russia
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:156 pages, 10 X 7.5 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:156 pages, 10 X 7.5 X 0.74 in
Published:March 30, 2018
Publisher:Columbia Global Reports
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780997722963

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