Definition of gulag
: the penal system of the U.S.S.R. consisting of a network of labor camps; also : labor camp 1
Recent Examples of gulag from the Web
Sunkara sees a new future for Marxism, only this time without the purges, gulag, mass starvation, and other unpleasant features.
Although the bears’ appearance in Amderma ended without incident, the town, the site of a former gulag prison, is no stranger to their visits.
In fact, according to BBC, being a rear gunner in a Sturmovik was an almost certain death sentence, so the Soviet Union filled these unpopular jobs with people from its gulags.
Russia’s got a spotty history with gold mining, an industry that often gave rise to hellish conditions and notorious gulags.
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Origin and Etymology of gulag
Russian, from Glavnoe upravlenie ispravitel'notrudovykh lagereĭ chief administration of corrective labor camps
First Known Use: 1974See Words from the same year
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