Khlusov, M.I. Books1999 0-7734-3182-9
This is the first documentary investigation of the most crucial period of GULAG history --the 1930s--when this repressive body became a powerful component of the economy of the USSR. This book provides the base to substantiate the accusatory works of A. I. Solzhenitsyn, V. T. Shalamov and other writers who revealed the very grave crimes of the Soviet regime. This unique book is prepared by the most competent specialists from the Institute of Russian History and edited by historian Professor M. Khlusov.