Russian Past - The Gulag
Memorable and worshiped crosses. Solovki_061118_3494.tif
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn called Solovki the "mother of GULAG" (Main Administration of Corrective Labor Camp). The Solovki "special" camp served as a testing ground where security measures were developed and tried, as were innovations in "living conditions", work production norms, and other forms of repression.