Sketch by Michail Distergeft. Families who sought information on the fate of family members who had been executed were often greeted with the lie that their loved one had been sentenced to a forced labor camp "without the right of correspondence." Consequently, the phrase become a synonym for execution in prisoner language. In the sketch, a guard with a gun stands looking down at a prisoner who has been shot in the head.
Black and white photograph of interior barrack ruins with visible propaganda slogans. Photograph taken at Salekhard-Igarka in 1990-1991. The slogans read: "Up with our powerful socialistic Motherland USSR." "The fulfillment of the fifth five year plan will be a big step forward on the path of development from socialism to communism." "Labor in the USSR is a matter of honor, glory, valor, and heroism."