The Day Will Pass Away

Ivan Chistyakov (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
June 12, 2018
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.7 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781681777610

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About the Author

Ivan Christyakov was a Muscovite who was expelled from the Communist Party during on the the purges of the late 1920s and early 1930s. He commanded an armed guard unit on a section of BAM, the Baikal-Amur Railway, which was built by forced labour. He was killed in 1941.

Reviews

Lacking the overt arc of a plotted narrative, this diary nonetheless conveys the increasing hopelessness of life at a forced-labor camp. Chistyakov provides a singular account from a category of gulag witnesses whose voices have rarely been heard--those who were neither the main victims nor the instigators of a brutal system but its unwilling enforcers, doomed to bit parts in both roles.
A chilling, revealing diary of a reluctant gulag prison guard. A singular crack inside the gulag system.
Straightforward and ever-interesting.
Owing to its relative scarcity, a diary from a guard at a Gulag during Joseph Stalin's Soviet reign will attract readers and researchers seeking primary documents from that era.