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Omsk Settlement - Serving at Hard Labor

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Fyodor Dostoevsky was sent to a penal colony in Omsk, in Siberia, where he spent four years.

When prisoners finished their sentences, they sometimes settled in Omsk. The city of Omsk tells us more about it:

From the very beginning Omsk served as a place of exile. From here convicts were sent to other Siberian fortresses for the hard labor. Having completed their hard labor and imprisonment, many of them settled in Omsk.

This image depicts a painting byAleksander Sochaczewski (1843-1923) entitled “Farewell Europe!” It shows a group of prisoners about to begin Katorga, a form of penal servitude common in Tsarist Russia after 1847. It involved hard labor in remote Siberian areas. Dostoevsky was a Katorga convict.

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