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What would interrogators wear in a 1960s Gulag setting?

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Post 03 Aug 2014, 09:05
I'm planning to do a short animation set in the 60s
If I recall correctly,the NKVD was dissolved in 1946 so they would no longer play the role of interrogators I think.
Who would do the interrogations if there were no more NKVD?The KGB?Or just regular prison guards?
What would the clothing of the interrogators look like in a 1960s gulag setting?
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Post 03 Aug 2014, 10:44
In brief, there were no Gulags in the 1960s; the NKVD was not dissolved so much as split into the MVD and the KGB. As to who would do interrogations, it depends on the crime committed; for most things it would be in a civil setting under the supervision of the militsiya (police), otherwise referred to as the MVD. Otherwise, I can't understand why someone would be interrogated in a prison setting, given that they've already been convicted and sentenced.
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Post 03 Aug 2014, 13:35
soviet78 wrote:
In brief, there were no Gulags in the 1960s; the NKVD was not dissolved so much as split into the MVD and the KGB.

What was the year of the last Gulag?Was it closed by MVD in 1960?

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As to who would do interrogations, it depends on the crime committed; for most things it would be in a civil setting under the supervision of the militsiya (police), otherwise referred to as the MVD.

How does militsiya uniform look like?I tried a google search but couldn't find anything?
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Post 03 Aug 2014, 15:15
Garuda wrote:
How does militsiya uniform look like?I tried a google search but couldn't find anything?


http://www.vintag.es/2013/11/vintage-po ... olice.html

No pictures, but the propaganda posters should give you an idea.
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Post 03 Aug 2014, 18:14
Garuda wrote:
What was the year of the last Gulag?Was it closed by MVD in 1960?


That's right. After that all that was left was a system of penal colonies -basically just remote prisons. If your story is about political prisoners of some sort, note that as time went on their numbers went down dramatically, and by the mid 1980s there were something like 100 of them in the whole of the country (I remember reading this in Politburo meeting papers from when Gorbachev had just come to power and asked the KGB about it).

Apparently in 1958 the MVD was given a new set of rules about uniforms. Here they are (click on the links to see pictures of different ranks). http://www.vedomstva-uniforma.ru/mil1958/mil1958.html Use google translate on the page if necessary -it should be fairly accurate.

Indigo, that collection you posted is very interesting. The last one especially, probably from perestroika times, shows a dirty uniform with 'brutality', 'bribery', 'corruption', etc. written all over it. Just another example of how everything at that time was covered with dirt and spit on, exactly at the moment when the militsiya was overwhelmed with the rise of organized crime.


My favourite militsiya related poster was always this one:

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The officer is always on guard; in the dead of the evening among the city lights. 'Always be at your post'.

This one is also nice:

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Post 03 Aug 2014, 18:29
That's incredible, Soviet. I had no idea that the time range was so large, especially considering how similar the art style is. As a sidenote, I've always regretted never learning to read Russian for exactly this reason.
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Post 03 Aug 2014, 19:21
Thanks everyone for the pictures.Just one last question.What would a low ranking Gulag prison guard's uniform look like?
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Post 04 Aug 2014, 02:33
Just admit it already -you're going to make a stereotypical Red Alert informed interpretation of the criminal nature of the Soviet system, aren't you.
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Post 04 Aug 2014, 07:00
soviet78 wrote:
Just admit it already -you're going to make a stereotypical Red Alert informed interpretation of the criminal nature of the Soviet system, aren't you.

No.
I'm actually making a story of an alien who takes many forms one of them including a gulag prison guard.
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Post 04 Aug 2014, 07:49
Make him a Russophobic Jew-Reptiloid-Mason-antichristian and you've got yourself a hit-story in RF.
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