NKVD Cell, Tomsk, Siberia



While many of the Gulag camps have been accidentally or deliberately destroyed after they ceased to operate at 1960s, some punishment cells and transit prisons belonging to the camp system have survived, mostly because they are built of stone. At the sizeable city of Tomsk in Siberia, one former NKVD prison is still standing, and it has been preserved as a museum. The prison is situated in damp cellar, the cells are small and there are only the bare necessities. At the inner court of the red brick building there was an execution site.


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