Definition of Gulag in English:
1A system of labor camps maintained in the former Soviet Union from 1930 to 1955 in which many people died.
- Aged twenty when the Nazis invaded Poland, Bardach escaped to join the Red Army but his subsequent criticism of the Stalinist regime led to a sentence of hard labour in the Gulag.
- It was under Lenin's less-than-benevolent guidance that the secret police which eventually became the KGB was set up, as was the system of Gulags.
- The research also found widespread ignorance when students were asked what were the Gulags in the Soviet Union.
1.1 (gulag) A camp in the Gulag system, or any political labor camp.
- By the time Hiss was offering his secrets to Stalin's agents, the news about the gulags - vast concentration camps which slaughtered over 15 million innocent people - was out and beyond dispute.
- Wasn't this the century that included millions of conscripts hunkered down in trenches, and millions more innocent civilians herded into gulags and concentration camps?
- And when you talk about the gulags and the concentration camps in Pol Pot's regime, millions of people, innocent people, were killed by those regimes.
Russian, from G(lavnoe) u(pravlenie ispravitelʹno-trudovykh) lag(ereĭ) 'Chief Administration for Corrective Labor Camps'.
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