Gulag meaning

go͝oläg
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The system of prisons and labor camps, esp. for political prisoners, in the Soviet Union.
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Such a prison or forced-labor camp, as in the Soviet Union.
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Any place or situation regarded as like such a prison.
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A prison camp.
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A generic name for the system of all Soviet prison camps in use during the Stalinist period.
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Origin of gulag

  • Russian Gulag from G(lavnoe) u(pravlenie ispravitel'no-trudovykh) lag(ereĭ) Chief Administration (of Correctional Labor) Camps

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Russian acronym ГУЛАГ (GULAG): Главное управление исправительно-трудовых лагерей (Glávnoje upravlénije ispravítel’no-trudovýx lageréj, “Chief Administration of Corrective-Labor Camps, Main Directorate for Places of Detention, Main Administration of Corrective Labor Camps, etc.”).

    From Wiktionary