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

Kazakh region undertakes ‘Scared Straight’ initiative
Kazakh region undertakes ‘Scared Straight’ initiative: police and officials shown inside Kazakh prisons In the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan, the local authorities have developed their own version of a ‘scared...Read More

Award-winning Gulag novel to be published in English
The Calvert Journal included the novel Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina in its must-read books from Eastern Europe for 2019. The novel, set in 1930s Russia, tells the story of a...Read More

Welcome to the latest addition to the team!
Our little family just keeps growing!Read More

Resource database takes form
On the shoulders of giants - the IGS Team sets out to provide a useful compilation of resources for researchers and others.Read More

Mapping begins
Work begins on bringing together leading research on the former Soviet Union.Read More

IGS team members present at the American Society for Criminology
Soviet criminal justice meets the American Society of CriminologyRead More