Criminals Abusing Political Prisoner


Kersnovskaia drawing of conflict between criminal and political prisoners in a barracks. She recalled that urki(criminal prisoners) maltreated the famous scientist, Fedorov. Kersnovskaia tried to defend him, but criminals beat her severely. Many years later, Kersnovskaia received a letter of thanks from Federov for her having the bravery to defend him.


Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia


Courtesy of the Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia Foundation, Moscow

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Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia, "Criminals Abusing Political Prisoner ." Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives, Item #321 (accessed May 27 2021, 1:13 pm)