Solovetsky Islands, where ghosts of Gulag are still alive

Over 80,000 Soviet citizens passed through SLON from 1923-1939, and it is estimated that around half of those died in the camps.

Over 80,000 Soviet citizens passed through SLON from 1923-1939, and it is estimated that around half of those died in the camps.

Elena Potapova
The Gulag has long since ceased to exist, but the grim legacy of the Solovetsky camp continues to haunt these islands

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