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Solovecké ostrovy – souostroví Gulag

Title in English The Solovetsky Islands: Archipelago of the Gulag.


Year of publication 2013
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Description Located near the Arctic Circle, the Solovetsky Islands are known as the historic location of a Gulag (labour camp for political prisoners). At present, the archipelago is a popular destination for dark tourism and welcomes visitors from all over the world. The islands’ historical and societal significance, however, is rooted in a much earlier era. The authors describe the islands’ role over the course of history, focusing on development of the religious influence of the Solovetsky Islands and the later establishment of a communist labour camp.
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