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A Journey to the Gulag: Film Screening and Virtual Reality Demonstration

Date & Time

May. 1, 2019
3:00pm – 5:00pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Around 20 million people experienced the horrors of Soviet gulags. Many of these camps are still standing, deteriorating, and are hidden away in the Siberian taiga. With the exception of the former Perm 36 project, none of these abandoned camps work as museums dedicated to preserving the memory of Stalin era gulags. Štěpán Černoušek, head of the virtual museum Gulag.Online and chairman of the Association, presented his team’s efforts to preserve these sites using virtual and augmented reality demonstrations, as well as a short documentary film about their journey to recover the remains of one of the camps.

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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