Human rights activists have found in Komi plaque in memory of the pioneers of the worst camps in the USSR
The lawyer of the Fund “Public verdict” Ernest Mezak has produced an explosive effect in social networks by posting on Facebook a memorial plaqueinstalled at the entrance to the IK-31 in Mikun in the Komi Republic Respubliki a sign of respect and gratitude to the founders and employees of a colony established on 16 Aug 1937.
“And not shy men to emphasize their psychic link with the guard of Stalin’s camps. I think this “monument” October 30 of each year, it is necessary to read the lists of the repressed, contained in Komi-zyryansky the camps of the Gulag”, he commented.
Judging by the message on the website of the FPS, a commemorative plaque was opened in August of this year. In the anniversary issue of the decree of the NKVD of the USSR on the establishment N078, timber, Ust-Vym camp in the colony N31 arranged for the occasion. Built by convicts read the order signed by people’s Commissar Nikolai Yezhov.
As noted in the report from the Day of the colony, the most anticipated event was the beauty contest “Miss IR-31″. “The most beautiful stage was the catwalk in dresses made by their own hands. Here the contestants showed all their imagination, because the steel material trash bags and wire, thread and glue, Shoe covers and gloves. Special delight has called a dress made of crumpled Newspapers, glued together and painted in rainbow color”, – noted in a press-service UFSIN.
“The most solemn moment was the opening at the entrance to the colony the memorial plaque. The symbolic honor of the opening was entrusted to veteran companies Valery Woronoco and graduate of the Vologda IPE this year, a senior engineer of production Department Anastasia Kulikova,” – said in the report about the celebration.
The head of “Russia sitting” Olga Romanova, the census in a Facebook message Mezak, sarcastically commented on the expression of gratitude “students to their guard-teachers.” “I even swear words such do not know,” she confessed.
It should be noted, along with a flurry of comments to a photo of the commemorative plaque about the “versatility of the bottoms,” the absurdity of what is happening and insults the memory of victims of political repression among the participants there were also those who suggested not to consider all members of the colony “polls butchers and bloody maniacs.”
“And the NKVD, which in the 30-50-ies was actually incarcerated on the other side of the wire, not worthy to be remembered? Need to convict criminals, and without exception all who wore and wear the uniform of the” – reminded the opponents of the generalizations.
One of the trends discussed were the proposals for the installation next to the sign in memory of the founders of the camp one memorial sign showing the number of prisoners serving a sentence in Moscow for political articles, dead and subsequently rehabilitated. In addition, a proposal was made to organize at the entrance to the colony, reading the names of victims of political repressions, traditionally held all over Russia on October 30, the day of remembrance.
As recalled by “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, in Westvillage detained the wife of Mikhail Kalinin Ekaterina Lorberg, writer Lev Razgon. The camp was considered a place of detention with some of the most harsh conditions in the Soviet Union. In addition to the women’s prison, in Mikun is a common cell-type facility – a prison for the worst offenders of the regime and the criminal authorities. It contained the Ukrainian Gennady Afanasyev, who in 2014 was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for preparing terrorist acts in Crimea and issued by Ukraine as a result of the exchange of prisoners in the summer of 2016.
By order of the NKVD of the USSR of August 16, 1937 was established Westvillag with the base of the dislocation in the village Vozhael’, which became a division Vodorazdela-Mekaniska. On-station Watershed was pokemondeluge N19 (camp inmates). After the war in 1948 on the territory Mikuni organized a special camp Watershed, which is responsible for the logging, woodworking and the construction of standard houses. In 1954, the camp of the Watershed were eliminated, and for the construction of a railway Mikun – Koslan created Koslanskaya forced labor camp (Institution KL-400), which included the 1st Department of correctional labour camps (OITK-1). Mekaniske branch of the N1 consisted of two camp: the first construction (heavy type mode) and the second forest (overall view mode). In 1997, on the basis of the Control CL-400 was established forestry Establishment of M-222, which comprises three control: Koslanskaya, Pechora and Ust-Vymskiy the place of deployment the city of Mikun. In 2005, the Establishment of M-222/1 renamed in the IR N31.