2. Noun. A Tsarist or Soviet labour camp. ¹
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Definition of Katorga
1. a Russian form of penal servitude [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Katorga
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Literary usage of Katorga
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Tragic Russia by Wacław Gąsiovowski (1908)
"... seventeen to be sent to katorga for life with " political ceremony " (consisting of the prisoners putting their heads on the block), two to katorga for ..."
2. The Nineteenth Century (1884)
"IT is not in vain that the word katorga (hard labour) has received so horrible a ... I have already described the journey which leads to the katorga. ..."
3. In Russian and French Prisons by Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1887)
"IT is not in vain that the word katorga (hard labour) has received so horrible a meaning in the Russian language, and has become synonymous with the most ..."
4. Sixteen Years in Siberia: Some Experiences of a Russian Revolutionist by Lev Grigorʹevich Deĭch, Helen Chisholm (1903)
"They had been condemned in the " Case of the Proletariat," in Warsaw: Dulemba, a workman, to thirteen years' "katorga" ; Kohn, a student, eight years; Luri, ..."