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Doomed to Wheelbarrow

Posted on November 3, 2006 by team


Russian Prisoner and a Wheelbarrow

Some time ago in Russia they had chained prisoners to wheelbarrows they were working with, so that to make it hard for the to run away. If such a person decided to run he had to take the wheelbarrow with himself.

This particular short was called “The Prisoner on Rest”, and one can clearly see the wheelbarrow somewhere nearby.

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10 Responses to “Doomed to Wheelbarrow”

  1. Flippy says:

    At least prisoners in America get to lie around all day, watch premium cable television, play games, and sleep. Life is easy when you are in American Jails that are sometimes refferd to a Hilton (luxury hotel brand).

    American Prisons > Russian Prisons.

  2. Bert says:

    *ahem*Guantanamo*ahem*

  3. None says:

    Acts_of_Atrocity: It’s just interesting, I didn’t know prisoners were chained to wheelbarrows .. did you? It’s not insulting the prisoners or the government, it’s an interesting little piece of history.

    Why is this blog full of so many people convinced that the editors hate russia and aim to prove it to be bad in every post, sometimes they post things in russia that are bad sometimes they post things in russia that are interesting. Do you get angry at a newspaper that reports crime in your country? No, but it’s saying bad things about your country, you people need to relax.

    And as people have already said, if you don’t like what this guy has to say then stop visiting. I’m sure he doesn’t care that you hate him / his views / his blog and your ridiculous posts aren’t going to change him.

  4. Toogeza.com says:

    Really small children of tender age were working in mines chained to their jack-lifts. It was in Great Britain till The Mines Act was issued in 1842.

  5. Flippy says:

    Nothing bad has happend to those non-citizen (hence no rights) murderers in Guantanamo. So quit looking for BS reasons to defend the enemy.

  6. BigDog says:

    AoA: No reason to be sensitive. This kind of thing happened. Cruel, unconcienable things have happened everywhere. One prevents mistakes by learning from the past.

    Bert: What about Guantonimo? Perhaps Gitmo should be used by European nations as an example of how they should improve the humane treatment of prisoners. Perhaps the International Red Cross should designate Gitmo as an ideal prison, whose standards whould be emulated.

  7. BigDog says:

    Does anyone else see my last comment boxed with Flippy’s?

  8. The Swede says:

    Well actually slavery was allowed for quite long in Russia, which this picture just shows. It was the slavery long into modern time, and what was left of it even after it was forbidden, that paved the way for the Russian revolutions.

  9. Daniel Davis says:

    we bought some exercise equipment from a local supplier and most of them are made in china. i do not know if those exercise equipment would last long.’-*

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