In a new blog post, historian Mikhail Nakonechnyi discusses the Soviet legacies that still plague Russia’s contemporary penitentiary services. He analyses the secretiveness of penal system officials, and compares how the USSR handled epidemics with how Russia is handling the current COVID-19 pandemic. He shows that current practices of secrecy about epidemiological data resemble not the Stalinist GULAG era, but rather Soviet prisons of the 1920s.
|Newspaper||GULAGECHOES Project blog|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Jul 2020|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
Fields of Science
- 5201 Political History
- 5202 Economic and Social History