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KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement

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Excellent gulag museum!

Dolinka Village is 36 km south-west of Karaganda. The main attraction here is the Karlag Museum. We... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Andrew M
A must around Karaganda

The administration of the labour camp (GOULAG) ha ]d established here a huge forced labour camp... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Erik S
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Dolinka Village is 36 km south-west of Karaganda. The main attraction here is the Karlag Museum. We had been to a few Gulag museums in Russia, but this was the best that we had visited. The museum is in a large building which is designed...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The administration of the labour camp (GOULAG) ha ]d established here a huge forced labour camp manned with displaced personnel. 300km by 200 km . The sinister ambiance still exudes from the wall and should make people think of totalitarism, sovietism, and communism.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Just outside of Karaganda is the Karlag-Museum of Political Repression and wow is it ever powerful. One of the largest gulags/corrective labour camps of the Soviet era. Clearly the real incidents are much worse than displayed but the feeling you get from it all is...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visiting Dolinka which was the headquarters of the Karlag, is an essential part of understanding the people and culture of Kazakhstan. It is a very sobering experience and exhibits repression in many forms. The history of the time period covered is brutal and is well...More

3  Thank carolinne2014-0
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A very eye opening exhibition of some harder times in Kazakhstan history. All displays had Kazakh, Russian and English descriptions. English guides can be arranged with prior notice. As they did not have a guide for me (we just dropped in) they let me photograph...More

3  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The Museum of memory of political repressions victims is located in a monumental two-storey building with columns, where Administration of the Karaganda corrective labour camp of the People’s commissariat of internal affairs had been housed until 1959.

6  Thank Ogmion
Reviewed 2 September 2015

In the 1940s nearly 70% of the population of Karaganda were Germans, descendents of the Volga Germans who on Stalin’s orders were deported to Siberia and central Kazakhstan when Hitler invaded Poland, and were interned in hard labor camps entirely on the basis of their...More

3  Thank GLBonora
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

You have gotta visit this place. It is creep because it makes you realize the atrocities people had to go through. A really depressing place. Get ready to get drunk after visiting it.

3  Thank Mira S
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Most interesting historical place to visit in Karaganda region. It was a capital of KarLag- part of Gulag system.I want to add to previous posts that most of inhabitants of Dolinka village are descendants of Karlag employees and victims of Karlag as well.

3  Thank MaratSagimbaev
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Our family visited this museum in June 2015. We have a 14 year old son who we adopted from an orphanage in Karaganda when he was two. We decided to visit Karaganda together with our son's older brother so that we could learn more about...More

5  Thank Scott B
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