KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement, Karaganda

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Tour the site of the most famous labor camp in the territory of modern-day Kazakhstan at KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement, now a memorial complex spanning 167 sq km (64 sq mi) in the Karaganda region. See restored rooms and laboratories that were run by Volga German detainees, and learn about the everyday activities of prisoners, including a KarLag ballet troupe. You will understand how the economy and coal mine industry of this camp fit into the larger scheme of Soviet labor camps and the development of rural areas. Hear stories from female prisoners and examine the personal belongings of ex-detainees. Set in a modern neo-classical building divided into three sections, the museum features a special exhibition about the camp in wartime. See KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement and all Karaganda has to offer by arranging your trip with our Karaganda trip builder website .
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  • September 29, 2017
    Unique experience on criminal/work camps in the region Karagana (KarLag) with a museum on the site of the administrative headquarters (Gulag-system). You can make an appointment in advance with an English-speaking tour guide. 2u from calculation for the visit. The museum is located in a small steppe village an hour's drive from Karaganda (bad way). The signs are limited in English. There is no museum catalog available. Our combination with the monuments of Spassk we do at a different time because all in a different direction.
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  • September 18, 2017
    This place can become a place of pilgrimage, if there appear fragments of camps, provide insight into the life of the prisoners. While the watch is particularly nothing. Grateful monuments from countries where prisoners lived
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  • September 6, 2017
    This part of the story. And it is necessary for all to know and remember not to recur more never is. And be sure to visit all, adults and children
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