KGB Espionage Museum. KGB prison solitary confinement

Although officially solitary confinement was to serve as a means of punishment for those who had violated prison rules, for the most part those who wouldn’t give evidence were locked up in here. The cell, with a small boarded-up window, had no heating.They were very damp, with condensation on the walls. Prisoners were kept here stripped to their underwear and barefoot. The food was meagre: the daily ration was 300 grams of bread and half a litre of warm water. The inmates were allowed no more than five hours’ sleep. Exercising in the courtyard, visits and letters were prohibited. Prisoners were kept here for up to ten days.