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Russia's Gulag museum: Prisoner data secretly destroyed
by Nataliya Vasilyeva
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8 June 2018
On 8 June 2018 The Associated Press reported:
A museum studying Soviet prison camps said Friday (8 June) it has discovered a secret Russian order in 2014 instructing officials to destroy data on prisoners -- a move it said 'could have catastrophic consequences for studying the history of the camps.' Up to 17 million people were sent to the Gulag, the notorious Soviet prison camp system, in the 1930s and 1940s, and at least 5 million of them were convicted on false testimony. The prison population in the sprawling labor camps peaked at 2 million people.
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... Moscow's Gulag History Museum said Friday (8 June) it has discovered a classified 2014 order that instructed Russian officials to destroy the registration cards of prisoners who had reached the age of 80 -- which now would include almost all of them.
The museum's achieve expert, Alexander Makeyev, told the Interfax agency they discovered that the cards had been destroyed in one region, the remote Magadan in the Far East, home to some of the Soviet Union's biggest, deadly prison camps.
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