Chess set made in the Gulag by a prisoner in north-east Siberia. On the box are the words, “Play well and dream of freedom, Magadan, 1945.”
“So to fulfill the targets – to march towards communism!”. Soviet poster. Factories and farms were given plans.
Large French Socialist Party poster arguing that Stalin was in many ways like Mussolini and Hitler, acquired June 2019.
A full-length poster of Lenin which is slightly bigger than life-size. 150,000 copies of the poster were printed and widely spread around the Soviet Union.
A small bronze bust of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the head of the Cheka and the OGPU, secret police under Lenin and Stalin.
The 7.65mm calibre Md.74 ‘Carpati’ pistol was standard issue for the Securitate, the Romanian secret police.
An original sign from the prison area in the port of Magadan, north east Siberia. Prisoners sent to the Kolyma Gulag camps mostly arrived through here.
The poster shows a large man in red who symbolises the Communist Party government. Literal translation: “Take out the fertiliser without delay.”
Chinese poster of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. The text has been translated as “Long live invincible Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought”.
Identity card of a Gulag staff member: Front cover: “USSR Proletariats of the World Unite Gulag”.