Definition of Katorga

1. Noun. Penal servitude in a Russian or Soviet labour camp. ¹



2. Noun. A Tsarist or Soviet labour camp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Katorga

1. a Russian form of penal servitude [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Katorga

kathodic
kathoeys
kati
kation
kations
katipo
katipos
katis
katmoget
katoey
katoeys
katoite
katophorite
katoptrite
katorga (current term)
katorgas
kats
katsura
katsura tree
katsuras
katsuwokinase
katti
kattis
katydid
katydids
katywampus
katzenjammer
katzenjammers
kaugh

Literary usage of Katorga

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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, ..."

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