Question by : Was crime virtually non-existent in the Soviet Union since everyone was afraid of internal exile to Siberia?
Since the punishments were so stiff (probably draconian by modern standards), was crime largely a non-issue in Soviet times? Was Siberian labor a strong deterrent?
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Answer by Harley Drive
siberia was mainly political prisoners and dissidents there were hundreds of other prisons for criminals and the death penalty for many including summary execution by the police or KGB
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