White Swan (prison)
Coordinates: White Swan (Russian: Белый лебедь; also known as VK-240/2 Russian: ВК-240/2) is the informal name for an infamous colony of special regime in Solikamsk, Perm Krai, Russia. It is a maximum-security prison for convicts sentenced to life imprisonment. The official name for the prison is Russian: ФКУ ИК-2 ОИК-2 ОУХД ГУФСИН России по Пермскому краю
The history of the penal colony begins in 1938. Initially it held only political prisoners, mostly priests, but later it has been used for common criminals as well.
Also held here was Yury Shutov, a former deputy of the Saint Petersburg Legislative Assembly and a former aide to Saint Petersburg Mayor Anatoly Sobchak, the author of books "Sobchak's heart" (about Anatoly Sobchak) and "The Godfather of Piterskyes" (about Vladimir Putin). He was sentenced in February 2006 to life imprisonment for a number of murders, attempted murders, and kidnappings Russian authors Yuri Felshtinsky and Vladimir Pribylovsky insist that the charges against Shutov were fabricated.
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- "ФКУ ИК-2 ОИК-2 ОУХД ГУФСИН России по Пермскому краю". Official Site Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in the Perm Krai.
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