Gulag Archipelago

Solzhenitsyn’s title for the thousands of prisons in the USSR

Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games. 2013.

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  • The Gulag Archipelago — ( ru. Архипелаг ГУЛАГ) is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn based on the Soviet forced labor and concentration camp system. The three volume book is a massive narrative relying on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Archipelago (disambiguation) — Archipelago may refer to:In geography:* Archipelago, a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands * The Archipelago, Ontario, a township in Canada on Georgian Bay * Duchy of the Archipelago, a maritime state created in the Aegean… …   Wikipedia

  • gulag — [go͞o′läg΄, go͞o′lag΄] n. [< Russ acronym for G(lavnoe) u(pravlenie ispravitel no trudovykh) lag(erei), Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps: term popularized by The Gulag Archipelago by A. SOLZHENITSYN Aleksandr (Isayevich)] 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • Gulag — For other uses, see Gulag (disambiguation). The integrated map of the Gulag camps, which existed from 1923 to 1961, based on data from the Human Rights Society «Memorial» …   Wikipedia

  • gulag — /gooh lahg/, n. (sometimes cap.) 1. the system of forced labor camps in the Soviet Union. 2. a Soviet forced labor camp. 3. any prison or detention camp, esp. for political prisoners. [1970 75; < Russ Gulág, acronym from Glávnoe upravlénie… …   Universalium

  • Gulag (disambiguation) — The main Gulag article is about the government agency that administered the penal labor camps of the Soviet Union.Other uses: * Gulag (film) ndash; 1985 film by Roger Young starring David Keith * The Gulag Archipelago ndash; a book by Aleksandr… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulag —    The term “gulag” refers to the government agency that administered the system of penal labor camps in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The word is an acronym for “Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps and Colonies”… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • archipelago — noun /ɑːkɪˈpɛləɡəʊ,ɑːrkəˈpɛləɡoʊ/ a) A group of islands. The Gulag Archipelago b) Something scattered around like an archipelago. See Also: archipelagic …   Wiktionary

  • gulag —    (GOO lahg) [Russian acronym] The network of forced labor camps in the former Soviet Union; by extension, any prison or camp for political prisoners. The word became known in English with the publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s account of… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • GULAG —    The term gulag is derived from Glavnoye upravleniye ispravitel’no trudovykh lagerei, or Chief Directorate of Corrective Labor Camps, a sector of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD). Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn described the… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

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