Producing, Consuming & Perceiving Prisons in the Former Soviet UnionIn The Gulag's Shadow

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Capturing the Gulag in art
Incorporating more than just statistics and interviews into our work, we're pleased to begin work on our creative arm of exploring punitivness and the legacy of the Gulag.Read More

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Main survey rolls out across Russian Federation
Following the successful roll-out of our Kazakhstan main survey, our Russian Federation segment of the fieldwork begins.Read More

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Meeting of the minds in amazing Nur-Sultan
Thanks to Nazarbayev University for hosting our first conference/workshop exploring punitiveness in the former Soviet Union.Read More

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Excursion to the past
What do you do after your conference leaves you re-invigorated for research and debate? We went out to explore the past ourselves!Read More

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Trip to Alzhir Museum-Memorial Complex to the Victims of Political Repression and Totalitarianism
The IGS team was honoured to have had the opportunity to visit the Alzhir Memorial just outside Nur-Sultan. Alzhir is an acroynm for the camp that held wives of the...Read More

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Expert interviews wrapped up
What do the experts think about the trend of punishment and policy in the former Soviet Union states? We're finding out.Read More

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Practice makes perfect
Training of interviewer teams takes placeRead More

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Main fieldwork begins in Kazakhstan
Following a grueling schedule of testing and retesting, and whittling down our tool - our amazing survey team at PORI have put our questionnaire into the field.Read More

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Pilot data in!
Happy to announce we've received our first results from our pilot data.Read More