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Red Miner, Number 107 (1205), December 23, 1948

World Digital Library,


This item is from a collection of photographs, drawings, newspapers, and documents gathered in the Kolyma region of Russia. Kolyma is a northeastern region that takes its name from the Kolyma River and includes parts of the present-day Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and present-day Magadan Oblast. This region contained deposits of gold and platinum and was home to Sevvostlag (Northeastern Corrective Labor Camps), one of the Soviet Union’s most infamous labor camp systems, which was administered by a government agency known as Dalstroy (Far North Construction Trust). These materials were collected by the Yagodnoye District public historical and educational organization “Search for the Unlawfully Repressed.” This organization was founded in 1990 with the goal of locating former prisoners of the Kolyma camps. It corresponds with more than 500 former prisoners and their relatives, publishes prisoners’ memoirs, conducts local history research, and carries out expeditions to the remains of camps. The materials collected by Search for the Unlawfully Repressed became the basis for the collections of the Memory of Kolyma Museum, where this collection is housed. The collection’s photographs depict ruins of camp buildings, daily life in Kolyma, and journalists traveling in the region. Other materials of the collection include a map of Kolyma’s camps, newspapers from the region, certificates, letters, records of criminal cases, and personal files. Parts of the collection were digitized in the early 2000s for the Meeting of Frontiers digital library project.
Place: Europe; Russian Federation; Magadan Oblast; Yagodnoye
Institution: Memory of Kolyma Museum
Physical description: 4 pages : black and white ; 41.5 x 30.5 centimeters


LINGUA : russo
LICENZA : Pubblico dominio
ARGOMENTI : # in Scienze umane / Storia
TAG : tag: communism , designs and plans , education , Elections , Excavation , Journalism , Libraries , Meeting of Frontiers , Mines and mineral resources , Political parties , prolétariat , Rossiĭskiĭ kommunisticheskiĭ soi︠u︡z molodezhi , russian far east , Siberia
FONTE : Political Department of the Northern Mining Administration