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Hacking the system to avoid the gulag

Hacking the system to avoid the gulag

In 1937 the Great Purge and mass arrests started in Russia. One guy in St Petersburg belonged to hereditary nobility & he knew he'd be arrested. He knew they'll be extorting confession & torture him to death. That's suboptimal.

He acted smarter. During the night he went to a store, broke a window. Got inside, filled his bag with valuable stuff and waited for police to come. They came, arrested him. He got 5 years of jail for robbing a store *as a regular criminal*.

Regular criminal track was so much better than a track of a spy/counterrevolutionary. That's how he survived the Great Purge. 

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