During
Stalin’s rule over the Soviet Union, people lost everything that could have
possibly made their country a free country, including their independence and
freedom of speech. Soviet people were to read, see and listen only to what the
state and government gave them. The state completely controlled all media
sources. Anyone who would rebel against the law and read, saw or listened to
anything other than what was aloud y the propaganda was harshly punished. Labor
camps, also known as Gulags, were very well known and feared by everyone,
enough for them to be deterrent.