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I have already asked a simular question about Former Nazi camps and prisons in Europe, now I would like to know if there are any Gulag camps that I can see from the inside?

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seeing as many of the camps are still in operation, many others are in oblasts still closed to foreigners, and of course many of them are in extremely remote areas, unlikely. Countries generally don't like you looking closely at how they mistreat their "unwanted". Germany is an exception in that they didn't get much of a choice in the matter. –  jwenting Mar 25 '13 at 7:38
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Given how many camps there were you could be sure to find a few:

I am sure there are a few more that I haven't found.

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You can also visit one of the first and the largest labor camp open in the 1920s which is now again a Monastery. Соловецкий Лагерь Особенного Назначения (СЛОН) was closed in 1933.

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in my opinion, the fullest information and addresses of museums, you can find here:

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Not exactly in Russia (but still closer to Moscow than Magadan), I visited ALZHIR gulag near Astana in Kazakhstan a few years ago. It is more a memorial than a real "camp" as you might imagine it. I had a picture of one of these labor camps in my mind, it doesn't look like this. If you drive around you can still see some old Kolkhozs where people are still living, and they still have these soviet signs. Basically it is a vast area where the people (mainly women and children) were held in huts and worked in the fields.

ALZHIR camp near Astana

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