Informers, interrogation and gulags

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Informers

  • A huge media campaign started, encouraging ordinary people to criticise Party officials, bureaucrats and managers
  • This harnessed popular dissatisfaction with officials and resulted in a huge number of denunciations and srrests
  • People were encouraged to denounce saboteurs in the workplace
  • The Russian people themselves collaborated enthusiastically with the persecution
  • Many Russians denounced their friends and neighbours; in some ways, this was a survival strategy and an attempt to prove their

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