Carpe Diem Haiku *Krasnoyarsk*


Krasnoyarsk (Красноярск) was a major center of the Gulag (government agency that administered the main Soviet forced labor camp systems from the 1930s through the 1950s) system during the Stalin era. The most important labor camp was the Kraslag or Krasnoyarsky ITL (1938-1960) with two units located in Kansk and Reshyoty but there was also the Yeniseylag or Yeniseysky ITL labor camp in the city of Krasnoyarsk.

About 14 million people were deported to the Gulag labor camps from 1929 to 1953. Some estimates for total number of deaths there go beyond 10 million.

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dead silence of taiga
pine resin drop frozen in palm
glimpsing memories

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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9 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiku *Krasnoyarsk*

  1. This is so much worth remembering.. I have read Ann Applebaum’s book about Gulag… Especially interesting I found the cruel idea that work camps needed cheap labour… so new enemies had to be created to fill the camp for pure economical reasons…


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