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Tartary

This is the region of Tartary is home to Eugenia Ginzburg and her family. It is very rural, and is a quiet country landscape. There, Ginzburg is arrested. Later on, it is revealed the entire government of Tartary is imprisoned for suspected involvement in crimes against Stalin and the Communist Party.

Black Lake

A lakeside resort town, Black Lake is also the location of a Soviet secret police barracks, where Ginzburg is initially brought for interrogation. Once a romantic place which inspired peaceful images, the Purge of 1937 forever synonymously links Black Lake with unspeakable barbarity.

Butyrki Prison

This is the nightmarish prison to which Eugenia Ginzburg, Julia Karepova, and hundreds of other convicted women are sent, Butyrki Prison becomes their home for a little over two years. It is a strict prison with uncaring guards. Prisoners are given little leniency, and are forced time and time again...

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