As The Moscow Times reports, in August this year prison colony No. 31 in Russia’s Komi Republic celebrated the anniversary of its foundation as a Stalinist Gulag in 1937. The plaque installed at the colony reads:
"16 August 1937. In this place construction of the correction colony (Lagpunkt No. 19 'Vodorazdellag - Mikunskaya'). The memorial plaque was put up on 16 August 2016 as a mark of respect and gratitude to those who first built, and to the staff who created, the colony."
Sources:Prison Colony in Russia’s North Celebrates Gulag Foundation, The Moscow Times, 27 October 2016
'В ИК-31 ОТМЕТИЛИ ДЕНЬ КОЛОНИИ,' УФСИН РОССИИ ПО РЕСПУБЛИКЕ КОМИ, 19 August 2016
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