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Poll: 70% of Russians Support Return of Gulags

A poll released by Russia’s state-funded VTsIOM polling agency on Tuesday found seven out of ten Russians supporting the return of gulag labor camps, a notorious Stalinist practice that used prisoners for slave labor on state construction projects. 

In this file photo taken on Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, Guards and an unidentified inmate stand near the entrance to the prohibited area around the prison in the town of Krasnokamensk in Siberia's Chita region near the Chinese border, Russia. A hunger strike by jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny …