Purges in the territories annexed to the USSR, 1944-1952 : Orest-Yuri Yarynich describes his arrest

 

Orest-Yuri Yarynich was arrested in December 1949, aged just 15. After a long time in various prisons in the USSR, including the Butyrka in Moscow, he was sentenced to five years’ hard labour for treason and anti-Soviet conspiracy.

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Orest at his age at arrest, 1949
© Orest Iarinitch