Episode 4: Betraying The Motherland: Valentina Vodyanitskaya
Valentina Vodyanitskaya has kept much of her life a secret. That was the direct command she was given by the KGB. The five years she spent in a labor camp — a secret. The 1962 demonstrations during which she was arrested — a secret. The grave sites of those killed by Soviet troops during the demonstrations — a secret.
Generation Gulag, a series of 12 short films made by the media outlet Coda Story, a Current Time content partner, shows the relevance of memories of survivors of the Soviet labor-camp system for understanding the dangers of authoritarianism today.
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