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Shliesselburg (Oreshek) fortress for a long time, since XVIII century was a political prison. After Communists (socialists, anarhists etc) appeared in Russian Empire, in the first half of XIX century, Shliesselburg become one of the most often used places to keep them in. After the assacination of Emperor Alexander II some of the members of terrorist organisation involved in it were kept here. Special prison, built in the likeness of the best-known at the moment German and French prisons was built here (now it's a museum).
Some of this guys and girls died here, and some were executed (very few, maybe ten or twelve) and some commited suicide. In Soviet time monument was erected outside of the fortres's walls, and all that unlucky persons listed on it.
Scanned photo.

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  • Copyright: Uhu Owl (Uhu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 725 W: 0 N: 1683] (8387)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-06-23
  • Categories: Architecture
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-08-05 11:11
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