1. [also G-] the system of prisons and labor camps, esp. for political prisoners, in the Soviet Union, with the
2. such a prison or forced-labor camp, as in the Soviet Union
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Wortherkunft von 'Gulag'
< Russ acronym for G(lavnoe) u(pravlenie ispravitel'no-trudovykh) lag(erei)
, Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps: term popularized by The Gulag Archipelago
by A. Solzhenitsyn