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State Independent Cultural Institution of Perm Krai Memorial of Political Repressions

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Address: Gagarina Blvd., 10, Perm 614060, Russia
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It is definitely open!

We came here with Alexander from Evrasia tours after I was able to confirm with him that it was still open. Despite the fact the narrative may have changed its still worth a trip... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
WheresNext06
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with Alexander from Evrasia tours after I was able to confirm with him that it was still open. Despite the fact the narrative may have changed its still worth a trip as gives enormous insight. The trip there through the snowy country was very pretty and eerie on the return having seen the museum. Would recommend having... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It's about 95 km from Perm and actually as I'm using Lonely Planet guidbook (which is quit out of date for Russia) I was not sure if it is still open. Luckily I poped into recently open turist information center in Perm and they had all the information needed how to get there. The museum is not closed and people... More 

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This used to be state independently run, but a couple of years ago the state took it over. Since then prices have gone up from 50 to 500 rubel. The information in the exhibition does not focus on the suffering of the laborers but only the aspect that the state needed workmen. We had a horrible "guide" that followed us... More 

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Thank Lara K
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This museum was opened by an NGO with the help of local historians, lately it has been taken over by the state. The archives, exhibitions etc were just taken over by the government. The former researchers can't even access what they themselves collected. The buildings are preserved and open, but the narrative has changed. We were there with one of... More 

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Krefeld, Germany
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

We found it difficult to get any reliable information about the site. Noone could (or would?) tell us wether it's open or not. When we got there, we were the only guests. The whole day they had only 4 (four!) visitors! This is part of the russian history, so go there and have a look!

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

If you have the time to visit this museum you must go. It is about 100 km from Perm and can be reached by taxi or you could take the train to Chusovoy and then take a taxi. Make sure you have someone with you that can speak English well or you will miss out on a lot of information.... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I visit Perm-36 in December and the snowy atmosphere made the site even more impressive. As for me ,personally, it has been a perfect example of how much history can be learn by seeing, visiting and touching and not just reading. To do the exercise of putting yourself in the shoes of the people held there as prisoners, it can... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

It startled me to learn that the special regime area was added in the 1980’s. I had thought this system of Gulags had become less common after the death of Stalin. There were about 175 guards watching over approximately 250 prisoners, a proportion I felt was quite high. I cannot imagine the stench of prisoners given their infrequent access to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Surprised to find that it had reopened, but was quite a way out of Perm centre. Worth the drive. This can be arranged with a local, reputable taxi driver but speak to the tourist information office first for more details. A powerful and moving insight into the day to day workings of thee GULAG system. If you are in Perm... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

Anyone interested in Russia's hidden political history should make the effort to visit Perm-36 Gulag. We undertook a full day tour, first visiting the Kunga Ice Caves then onto Perm-36. We were met by one of the main supporters and donators to this centre who took us around and relayed the stories of that unfortunate period of time. We were... More 

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