Monday May 20, 2013
Today in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, taking 250 million acres of land in the West and selling to any citizen or intended citizen, 160 acres - one quarter square mile - of surveyed government land.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. —
This film documents the personal experiences of a former Moscow prison inmate (Zbigniew Stypułkowski), who described the psychological torture methods used to try to extract a confession after being arrested in Pruszków by the NKVD on 27 and 28 March 1945..... - [More]Posted: November 21, 2012 in Documentary
Examining the terror of the Stalinist regime and particularly the purges that sent countless people considered to be enemies of the state to the gulag, as the Soviet prison system was known: About 20 million of these people died between 1929 and 1953.... - [More]Posted: February 3, 2011 in Documentary
The Kolyma region (pronounced kah-ly-MAH) is located in the far north-eastern area of Siberia. The people of the Soviet Union feared Kolyma more than any other region of the Gulag Empire. “Kolyma znaczit smert” was the common phrase whispered at the time, and translates, without loss, to “Kolyma means death.”... - [More]Posted: January 31, 2011 in Documentary
MasterLiness.com | The Russian word troika, “threesome”, was used during the Great Purge period in the Soviet Union to denote commissions of three persons as an additional instrument of extrajudicial punishment (внесудебная расправа, внесудебное преследование) introduced to supplement the legal system with a means for quick punishment of anti-Soviet elements. ... - [More]Posted: June 23, 2010 in Articles