The Museum of Memory of Victims of political Repression in the village of Dolinka, opened in 2002, contains facts about the tragic fate of thousands of prisoners who suffered from the policies of the Soviet regime.
The museum’s exhibits tell not only about Karlag, but also about the events that preceded its formation. It demonstrates the life of Kazakhs, household items, touches on the topic of forced collectivization, confiscation of property and their consequences.
It is located at a distance of about 45 km from Karaganda. Karaganda correctional labor camp (abbreviated Karlag) was established in 1931. It was one of the largest camps in the USSR, its territory stretched for several hundred kilometers.