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Vorkuta: the Notorious Exile Destination

Posted on April 10, 2015 by team


It’s an abandoned area of Vorkuta called Rudnik (“Mine”). The city itself started to grow from this very place. Rudnik settlement, founded in 1931, and Vorkuta are divided by a river, on its left bank is a monument to everyone who served their sentence for nothing.

In fact “Vorkuta” became a common noun In Russia to refer a place of exile and hard labor, including the one of the Stalin’s epoch.


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