Vladimir Preeson

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Biggin o a courthoose in the preeson complex

The Vladimir Preeson, colloquially kent as "Vladimirsky Central" (Roushie: Владимирский централ, frae "Vladimir Central Preeson"), is a preeson for dangerous creeminals, aboot 100 mile northeast o Moscow[1] in Vladimir, Roushie. It wis established in 1783.[2] Maist are servin a minimum o 10 years, an some are impreesoned for life. This preeson is the lairgest in Roushie.

Prior tae the dissolution o the Soviet Union, the complex servit as an infamous preeson for poleetical preesoners o the Soviet regime.

Notable inmates[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amang those who perished thare wis Pols politeecian Jan Stanisław Jankowski, commander-in-chief o the Estonie airmy Johan Laidoner, Lithuanian Roman Catholic bishop Mečislovas Reinys, Exarch o the Roushie Catholic Kirk archimandrite Klymentiy Sheptytsky an German field marshal Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist.

Francis Gary Powers, a US U2 spy plane pilot shot doun on Mey Day 1960 wis impreesoned here till his release in Februar 1962. Famous Roushie inmates here include Stalin's son, Vasily Dzhugashvili, Jewish Refusenik dissident Natan Sharansky, Ukrainian socialist federalist Serhiy Yefremov, an mony ithers.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Article". Time Magazine. 3 Januar 1977. Archived frae the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  2. "Reset Delegation Visits Vladimir Prison". Retrieved 10 November 2010.

Coordinates: 56°08′30″N 40°25′58″E / 56.141545°N 40.432662°E / 56.141545; 40.432662