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  1. - Victims of political terror in the USSR - 1.5 million victims of political terror in the USSR (full name, year and place of birth, position, place of residence, sentence, dates: arrest, conviction and rehabilitation).

Virtual Gulag Online Museum

The specific of the map is that it shows not only the Gulags, but also the places from where people who were sitting in the Gulag were from.

The site was created by Czechs and concerns primarily prisoners from other countries, primarily Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary.
That is, it opens a little-known page of the Gulag.

Here you can find information about Gulags, people's testimonies, household items, panorama, 3D tour.

Gulag History Map

A replenishing database on the history and geography of labour camps operating in the USSR from 1918 to 1960.

On the map there is a time scale on which it is possible to see visually both the general picture, and local.
You can choose a year or turn on the player.

The map is interactive, you can zoom in on your region and see what was there by clicking on a specific Galaag, we get more detailed information on this particular camp by years - the number of prisoners, what were doing.

Gulag Museum

In modern Russia there is no national Gulag Museum. It is absent not only as a material object - it is not in Russian culture as a necessary link between knowledge and understanding, fact and event, experience and memory.
The memory of the communist terror did not become an integral and integral part of the national memory, it is still fragmentary memories of local events that are not connected by a common conceptual essence.
This is the state of memory demonstrated by existing museum collections and exhibition projects.

Today, the Gulag Museum is a collection of initiatives by enthusiasts and authors' groups, scattered geographically and disaggregated thematically and methodologically.
in different towns and cities of the former USSR, there are a variety of government, agency, community, school, and other museums that are created in their permanent collections of the sections devoted to specific aspects of the topic, specifically collect documentary and material evidence of the history of repression, As well as organize temporary or periodic exhibitions.

As a rule, these are autonomous and unrelated initiatives taken by museum collectives.
In most cases, these exposures are known only to a limited number of visitors and are not claimed outside the geographically limited community.
Nevertheless, the need to comprehend the experience of the Gulag and terror in the generalized museum view continues to be felt as an urgent contemporary problem.
Today it is important to understand: all the components of the future museum already exist in reality - these are autonomous initiatives.
Complementing, and sometimes contradicting each other, they accumulate experience, which should form the basis of the future Museum.
The main question remains - how to add these components to a single semantic whole?
How to integrate fragmented knowledge and local understanding into a single historical panorama?

The St. Petersburg Memorial Scientific Information Center has been implementing the idea of ​​creating the Virtual Gulag Museum for the fifth year.
We view this project as a collection of various museum and exhibition initiatives united in a single virtual space for comparing and finding ways of integration, while at the same time ensuring that the regional and author's specifics are not lost, but enter into a single whole as part of it.
The ultimate goal of the project is the creation of the Virtual Museum, which represents both the general picture of the history of terror and the current state of memory about it, in its material embodiment.

The "memorial" memory of terror is also an integral part of this picture, and In our collection, it is represented by two separate components: "Gulag Traces" - signs of the past in the landscape and anthropogenic environment surrounding us, and "Necropolis of Terror" - hundreds of preserved, semi-preserved or almost extinct places of burial of victims of terror.
The next stage of our project will be the construction of a virtual museum based on the collected collection - with a multimedia presentation of the exhibits, with detailed museum documentation, with a reference device including thematic and other headings, indexes, virtual card files, with thematic expositions, temporary and permanent exhibitions, with the developed System of virtual excursions.

Gulag Museum

GULAG History Museum

The official website of the Gulag Museum.

On the site you can find out what to expect from visiting the museum, where it is located, contacts.
However, if you do not have the opportunity to visit Moscow, the site has a lot of important information.


The project of the Museum of Gulag History on video recording of memories of people, through whose destiny mass repressions of the Soviet time passed.