Lies Concerning the History of the Soviet Union Part2
By Mario Sousa
Member of the
Communist Party Marxist-Leninist Revolutionaries
454,000 is not 9 million
The second question concerned how many political prisoners there were, and how many common criminals. This question includes those imprisoned in labour camps, gulag colonies and the prisons (though it should be remembered that in the labour colonies there was, in the majority of cases, only partial loss of liberty). The Table below shows the data which appeared in the American Historical Review, data which encompass a period of 20 years beginning in 1934, when the penal system was unified under a central administration, until 1953, the year Stalin died.
From the above Table(http://dwpl.deviantart.com/art/Table-USSR-Population-245313938), there are a series of conclusions which need to be drawn. To start with we can compare its data to those given by Robert Conquest. The latter claims that in 1939 there