gulag

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Etymology[edit]

From the Russian acronym ГУЛАГ (GULAG): Главное управление исправительно-трудовых лагерей (Glávnoje upravlénije ispravítel’no-trudovýx lageréj, Chief Administration of Corrective-Labor Camps, Main Directorate for Places of Detention, Main Administration of Corrective Labor Camps, etc.).

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gulag (plural gulags)

  1. A prison camp.
  2. A generic name for the system of all Soviet prison camps in use during the Stalinist period.

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