In the time period of 1921-1953, i.e. over 33 years, in the USSR 3.8 million people committed political crimes (counter-revolutionary activities) and were convicted. Of these, about 700 thousand were sentenced to death (death penalty) people.
Prisoners and convicts between 1921 and 1953.
Certificates issued by the Special Department of the USSR Ministry of the Interior on the prisoners and convicts of the KGB structures (Cheka – OGPU – NKVD) in the time period of 1921-1953.
11 December 1953