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Cannibal Island

by Nicolas Werth

A grim tale of ten thousand “anti-social elements” deposited on an empty Siberian island in the Ob river in the 1930s. But, more than that, it is a story of how the brutal purge machinery was oiled and run at its lowest levels.

— Paul E. Richardson

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Reviewed in Russian Life: July/August 2007