Two letters and memories of D. N. Krukov head of civil management on the Southern Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, are published in the book. It is told about the life of freedom territory of the Southern Sakhalin, at first postwar-years (19451948). As the eyewitness, the leader and the direct participant, of those events D. N. Krukov in the memories told about sovietization of the islands, formation of the population, reconstruction and development of the island industry.
Photos from D. N. Krukov album are published.
The book is intended to a wide range: pupils, students, local historians, scientist-historians and teachers.