The Gulag Uprising of 1954

Under Stalin, the Gulag system saw millions imprisoned, from true criminals to civilians who criticized the state. After Stalin's death, prisoners thought freedom was a possibility. When it didn't come quickly enough, prisoners in several camps took action into their own hands. The most significant of these uprisings happened in Kengir, today a part of Kazakhstan.

Jun 12, 2024 | 14:23 | Josh Geiger

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