Tag: prisoner’s rebellion

60 Years Ago This Week, Ukrainians Rose Up Against the Soviet GULAG at Kengir

June 30, 2014

Staunton, June 28 – Sixty years ago this week, non-Russian prisoners rose up in Kengir against their Soviet GULAG jailors. They were crushed by Soviet tanks, with at least 600 losing their lives in the process. But this rising, despite its defeat, in fact showed the power of the powerless and forced Moscow to change […]