GULAG museum publishes graphic novel about horrors of Soviet forced-labour camps

GULAG museum publishes graphic novel about horrors of Soviet forced-labour camps

The GULAG history museum in Moscow has published a comic about the horrors that took place in the Soviet forced-labour camps during the 1930s to 1950s. The protagonists of the comics series are ordinary people, whose lives have already been presen...
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