31 Chuysky Trakt: Wild Beauty

Chuysky Trakt: Wild Beauty

Posted on April 6, 2011 by team

Chuysky Trakt is a trunk road in the Novosibirsk Region, Russia. Its length is 953 kilometres and its width is 7 metres. This highway was constructed in the early 1930s by gulag inmates. Along the way there are so many beautiful things to see.


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31 Responses to “Chuysky Trakt: Wild Beauty”

  1. saf says:

    漂亮,谢谢 Thank you for sharing these wonderful pics.

  2. Antony says:

    Chuysky Trakt is in Altai region, not in Novosibirsk. It is the road to Mongolia

  3. Antony says:

    Chuysky Trakt in not in Novosibirsk region. It is in Altai (Altay). It is the road to Mongolia

  4. shmalex says:

    where is all the hemp weed???

  5. xyzzy says:

    for once something in Russia that is beautiful, not abandoned and falling to bits

  6. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    To say: Aw, be-you-tee-ful!

  7. testicules says:

    I am sure all the gulag workers felt the same way while they were prefoming their back breaking labor

  8. Unknown says:

    All I have to say is AMAZING!

  9. JZ says:

    Road looks extremely good, almost perfect!

  10. Musa says:

    These photograps are outstanding. This post looks like it’s out of National Geographic, Thank You for sharing.

  11. Musa says:

    What is the RUSSIAN and MONGOLIAN words for the picture glyphs on the stone? Does anyone know how old they are and who might of made them?

  12. grimmer says:

    Fantastic set of photo’s. I’d love to ride that road on my Suzi. In the summer of course. :)

  13. Archy Bunka says:

    Mongolia’s cool.

  14. Akskl says:

    People on the photographs are most probably Kazakhs, or if they are Altayans, it means that the Altayans are practicalluy the same people as Kazakhs – they have almost the same language (I would say dialect of the same Turkic language – because they are mutually intelligible), and have the same traditions of hunting with birds of pray, traditional equestrian games with the dead goat’ body called “kokpar”, same traditional clothes, etc.

  15. Cro says:

    The road looks solid. Gulag rulz.

  16. baha musa says:

    i am fr Malaysia,very amazing landscape,totally different to what we have here,different kind of woods, still very natural and unspoiled by human touch and development. Natural heritage for the next generation. Hope this could last another hundred years.

  17. Bob says:

    Beautiful post. Love the petroglyphs on page 1

  18. prince says:

    Beautiful and Sad.
    Don’t know its like blood diamond, though diamonds look beautiful but sadly we don’t know how many peoples died working to get those diamonds.
    Likewise this long road mate by gulag inmates don’t know how many of them died due to hunger, disease and great Stalin punishments to make this road.
    This shows the atrocities of Stalin in trying to make Russian empire.

  19. Neblogenso says:

    The valley seems to be so smooth that you could play golf in it.

  20. SSSR says:

    Looks like Montana!

  21. Tody says:

    This is why I want to go to Russia and Mongolia! Absolutely beutiful…..

  22. cirks says:

    Too bad that this beautiful road is a result to crime to humanity! – gulag!

    • Smiling Jack says:

      The majority of gulag prisoners were common criminals. In many countries criminals are used for such work.

      In any case, this is long gone. Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib – a modern gulag. However, what to expect from America, in this wild country is still valid “death penalty”, as in country with a totalitarian regime of power.

  23. Antony says:

    This road was build in 2007 (before it didn’t have hard surface). There was no gulag then. It is simple this road have a good condition because nobody use it now, Russia almost don’t busines with Mongolia now and this road isn’t used.
    P.S. I know it because I live in Altay! If you have a quastion email me directly

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