The Unknown Gulag The Lost World of Stalin's Special Settlements

Viola, Lynne
Date published: 
April 2007

In the early 1930s, in one of the largest episodes of Soviet mass repression, Stalin sent close to two million peasants into internal exile to work as slave laborers. This book exposes and narrates the events of dekulakization-the elimination of the kulak, or peasant farmers, as class. Lynne Viola's account promises to be a stunning account of this vast exercise in state repression, which was formative in the birth and evolution of the Stalinist police state and virtually hidden from history until the early 1990s.