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Whitewashing Russia's Gulag History


Perm-36 is a memorial museum to Soviet repressions on the site of the world's only preserved gulag camp, part of a vast prison system that interned million of Soviet citizens over several decades. Local historians who founded the museum have been replaced at the helm by a state organization. The ousted historians now fear the change of management means Soviet crimes will be whitewashed. (RFE/RL's Tom Balmforth, Sergei Kachkin)


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