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Postcards from Gulag is a photography project of Finnish author Ville-Juhani Sutinen. It is a visual accompaniment to an oncoming non-fiction book Luiden tie – Gulagin jalanjäljillä (in Finnish) that scrutinizes the remnants and memory of the former camps around Russia and Eastern Europe. Gulag was the system of labour and prison camps in the Soviet Union, operating mostly between 1920s and 1960s. Blog features photos of the monuments to the victims, the sites of the camps and ruins of the Gulag. They can tell how it is  remembered – and forgotten. As the prisoners of Gulag couldn’t usually send letters or cards from wherever they were kept, I will try to do it many decades too late.