Aleksandrovskaya hard labour prison

George Kennan wrote about his visit to this katorga in "Siberia and the Exile System" (1891).

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From 1593 and ending in 1988 Russian heads of state used forced exile (ssylka) and hard labor (katorga) as the preferred methods for punishing criminals.

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Flow numbers:Exile transportation(both men and women) through Main Exile Path to Eastern, Western Siberia and the Far East(flow), including voluntary following members of exile families.

Standing Numbers: number of transported exiles, residing in Siberia, as of 1st January of given year.