gulag definition

  • noun:
    • A network of forced-labor camps when you look at the former Soviet Union.
    • A forced labor camp or jail, especially for governmental dissidents.
    • a location or situation of great suffering and hardship, likened towards environment in a prison system or a forced work camp.
    • A prison camp.
    • A generic title for the system of all Soviet jail camps in use during Stalinist period.

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