Appalling prison USSR
• The horrific prison USSR
In 1930, the USSR NKVD there was a special unit, called the General Directorate of camps and detention facilities. In short - the Gulag. The name is familiar to everyone today: the history of the camps, where inhuman ferocity destroyed hundreds of thousands of people, often came under repression, without any reason to, forgotten never will be. But in addition to the exiles camps in the Gulag system, there were special prison. These are the ones whose existence in which it was particularly awful.
The so-called "sensitive sites 110" was created on the initiative of Yezhov and Lavrenty Beria then oversaw. It is here that all the exiled senior politicians who have fallen out of favor with Stalin. prison regime was the most severe, the prisoners were forbidden even to keep their names - were all numbered. Torture and executions have become the hallmark of "Sukhanovka". It's funny that Nikolai Yezhov to the execution spent in solitary punishment cell of his own creation.
One of the oldest Russian prisons was built in the XVIII century on the orders of Catherine II. However, the most "popular" Butyrskaya prison began to use even for the Soviet Union: it was here during the time of the Great Terror were mass executions of political prisoners.
In 1881, the building was built specifically for the content of the lower-ranking military officers who have received short terms. But when the Soviet Union prison status changed: the NKVD was very convenient to have a place to "work with the enemies of the Motherland" right in Moscow. Since 1924, hundreds of prisoners are tortured. Later, since the beginning of the Great Terror, the NKVD not only torture, but also shot people in the Lefortovo prison.
This is one of the oldest prisons in Siberia. Initially Minusinsk prison needed only as a staging post for those who had been convicted on the link. Later, from approximately the beginning of 1932, the Soviet government awarded the status of prisons "executive" - death penalty was carried out in one of the cellars.
The prison stands almost in the center of Rostov. At the time of the discovery, it was considered one of the most modern in the country. Here, unlike other prisons of our list, consisting solely of criminals, among whom Bogatyanovskaya prison was considered almost the most rigid and "unlimited" in the Soviet Union. Torture and ill-treatment of prisoners, murders, hidden bosses - having got here, people are not even the greatest period of risk will never see freedom.