NKVD Memorial Museum of Political Repression History, Tomsk
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  • The Museum is located on the red line, although if not go into it deliberately, you can and pass by, inconspicuous building and near a small square. When you get inside, you realize that got into something now that was once. The atmosphere of 1930-ies. accompanies incessantly throughout the entire journey through the Museum. Here are the exposition about tomichah caught in the brutal repression of the Soviet time, graves, the families of the repressed and killed. But most of all, of course, impressive real camera prison, with bunk beds and a small window. During the excursion we showed "everything as it was," brought us into the cell and closed the door. Despite the perception that you are just on excursions, actually was creepy and scary, thinking for a moment, that once here, everything was so truly ... The prison corridor keeps the scary spirit. As recreated Cabinet investigator with the proverbial light bulb, layout the investigator clothed in NKVD officer's uniforms and other necessary attributes for questioning. One of the best museums in Exposition, and the spirit that reigns in its walls
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  • I used to live in Tomsk, Lenin prospect, just off of this institution. I visited for the first time, but there are also returned several other, since each morning I transited in front to go to work in the nearby Centre of scientific research. I couldn't help but think of the great multitude of people, especially in the second half of the years ' 30 (especially in the period of Stalin's purges), ended up in underground ones after being picked up-often overnight-in their homes, torn violently to their affections, and transported to the red brick building that, viewed from the outside, would never imagine some backstory ... Here, after horrible tortures, many died ... others were subsequently sent to the infamous prison camps, known as GU-Lag ... most of them never came to their homes ... Still, and perhaps never will know how many poor souls without any fault they spent in this building, there were barbarously tortured, I left the life ... Only a small part of all of them may be remembered today, as they left their mark here, witness testimony that is kept in the documents of the archive of the Museum of the memory of Tomsk that, as far as I know, it should be a unique institution of its kind in the whole Russia. It is not difficult to imagine what could happen here ... where did enter the cells locked up prisoners, you walk through the entrance of the Office of "people's Commissar" that subjected the unfortunates to grueling interrogations, at the end of which the inmates were forced to "confess their crimes" (such as crimes?), after which they could be tortured, then shot or sent in GU-Lag ... Enter the room where a model represents as it was structured a lager-type and take a look at the map of lager distributed throughout the vast territory of the then Soviet Union. If you speak a little Russian, stop by to talk with one of the curators who, pleased by the interest shown, will certainly be helpful in answering some of your questions ... In Tomsk still live quite a few people here lost forever at least one of their family members. In short, if you inadvertently get a day in this beautiful Siberian town, don't forget to do a "small pilgrimage" to this Museum, honoring the memory of those hapless, they had here to suffer atrocities without any fault ... will be grateful, I'm sure ...
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  • A very necessary reminder of the terror in this region under the dreadful regime of Stalin and his henchmen. The museum itself, in the former NKVD prison is small with many photographs and documents. ...  more »