Photographer's Note

This building (Lubyanka Building) was created in 1898 to be the home of an insurance company, it was a very beautiful building with many adornments. After Communist revolution the building was used by the secret police, but during the Stalin government he did so many prosecutions that the building became so small and they were obligated to rebuilt it, after that they put an extra floor and expanded the laterals and that beautiful building became an ugly box.
There was a joke in those days saying it was the highest building of the country because staying in its basement you would be able to see Siberia prison camps.
In this building KGB tortured, killed, interrogated, judged, keep caught and decided the life of any people who was charged of acting against the government, even imaginary enemies. In the gardens in front there is a stone that came from a prison camp of White Sea, paying homage to those who were sent from here to there to work and die.
My hotel was few meters far from this place, curiously the largest shop of toys of the world is few meters ahead.
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Esse prdio (Edifcio Lubyanka) foi erguido em 1898 para ser a sede de uma companhia de seguros, era um prdio lindssimo, cheio de adornos. Depois da revoluo comunista o prdio foi usado pela polcia secreta do governo e depois que Stalin tomou posse, ele fez tantas perseguies que o prdio ficou muito pequeno e tiveram que erguer um andar extra e aumentar as laterais, com isso o prdio virou essa caixa feiosa.
Havia uma piada dizendo que esse era o mais alto prdio do pas, pois se voc estava preso no poro podia ver claramente os campos de concentrao da Sibria.
Nesse local a KGB torturava, interrogava, julgava, matava, prendia e humilhava qualquer pessoa que ameaasse o governo, mesmo aqueles inimigos imaginrios. Nos jardins diante do prdio h uma pedra que veio do campo de prisioneiros do Mar Branco e que simboliza as pessoas que saram desse prdio para trabalhar e morrer l.
Meu hotel ficava a poucos metros desse prdio e curiosamente, a maior loja de brinquedos do mundo fica poucos metros adiante.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12624 W: 174 N: 25603] (110135)
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