Russian gulag prisoners write letter to future generations

“May your lives and your era have no slavery and no humiliation of man by man,” reads letter written by Soviet gulag prisoners to future generations shared on Russian social media

A letter to future generations written by Soviet gulag prisoners detailing the horrors of Stalin’s slave-labour economy is being shared on Russian social media, in an eerie echo of one of the 20th century’s darkest chapters.

The letter, painted on a sheet of metal and hidden in the walls of a theatre in Nighny Tagil, a city in the Ural mountains, in 1954, was rediscovered during renovations in 2005.

Written in carefully painted capital letters in grammatically correct Russian and signed by three prisoners, the letter to future generations urged its readers to tell the truth about Stalin’s regime.

  • Islam will make the gulag look like a holiday camp.

  • tom_billesley

    It took guts to leave that message.

  • Nothing to see here folks. Just some more CIA propaganda. Look, I’m not wearing a shirt!

    • Clink9

      Damn Vlad, you’re such a dick sometimes!

  • Sadly, this message will go unheeded.