Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: penal colony

  • Anton Chekhov and the Sakhalin Penal Colony

    Michael BloorUnited Kingdom In the nineteenth century the Czarist Government wanted to create an Arctic Australia by establishing a penal colony on Sakhalin Island, off the eastern coast of Siberia some five thousand miles from European Russia. There convicts who had served out their sentences would be obliged to stay as settlers, albeit in a…