What & Where: Mask of Sorrow

In the far eastern port town of Magadan, on Russia’s Pacific coast, lies a sculptural tribute to the victims of Stalin’s brutal regime. From the 1930s to ’50s Magadan was a major transit centre, where prisoners boarded barges to travel the ‘Road of Bones’ to the Gulag labour camps. There the inmates – often jailed for political dissent – were forced to mine for gold … Continue reading What & Where: Mask of Sorrow