The Perm-36 Memorial Complex for Political Purges is the only facility of its kind on the territory of the ex-Soviet Union that has been preserved in its original form. The camp was founded in the times of the GULAG and functioned as such until the 1980s. The camp held especially dangerous state prisoners, including people imprisoned for political motives, for example on accusations of «anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda» The camp ceased operations in 1988. Eight years later, it was replaced by a museum.
Perm-36 nominally consists of two parts: a high-security area with work and residential zones, and a maximum-security zone with prison barracks. Nineteen buildings in the complex are included in the list of regional cultural heritage sites. The residential barracks built in 1946 are a typical example of Stalin camp architecture. The production facilities of the camp were built in the 1940s-60s, and the bath and laundry facility is dated to 1946.
The Perm-36 Memorial Complex is part of the International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience, formed by museums from dozens of countries around the world that have severed ties with their totalitarian past.
|Phone number:||+7 (342) 212-72-33|
|Address:||Permskiy Krai, Chusovskiy Region, Kuchino Village|