Somewhere near Perm there is a little settlement which is called Traktovaya and was taken down in 2005.
This settlement is located on the highway which connects nearest villages. Now this road is in pitiful condition.
Children go to school by bus to other villages.
Traktovaya has practically no life signs and people pass it through without stopping.
The settlement is a typical forest colony of the previous century. There are only some huts, provision zones and administration buildings. There also was a little military unit.
Inhabitants left this place after the colony was taken down and they went to the nearest villages and towns.
Only about ten wooden houses, ten kilometers of barblock and high snow are left here now.
The colony regime was general. There were some guards and a watchtower.
An administration building with a post, an armoury room and an officer’s room.
Barblock is everywhere: each post is covered with it.
A preserved part of an auto park.
Houses for sweet 4-feet friends, dogs.
Every dog had the right for a separate room.
A well-preserved hut.
It is half wooden, half stone. Cells were in stone parts, toilets and guards were in a wooden one.
The inner side is ruined.
Cells and lock-ups.
A big cell for 8-10 people. Apparently someone was here not so long ago.
Maybe joy fishers?
A cell for two persons. Generally if there were windows and clean floors prisoners could live there now.
A cell for one person. Its width is less than a meter.
A beautiful view from windows.
Dwelling huts are in worse conditions.
Nobody knows now what was the purpose for whitewashing. Maybe it was made for beauty or masking, or protection from radiation?
Perm territory has too many penitentiaries. It is a peculiar leader of this rating.
And that is the administration building with a room for relatives` meeting, a small shop, guard and a store house. May be prisoners could even watch films here.
Logging was the main occupation here.
Prisoners worked the wood and made boards and timbers.
And then these materials were sent to the south where it might be turned over into coal or fir oil. A plate says: It is not enough to admit your fault.
This building resembles a church in North America. In fact it was something like a club.
Everything here was built by prisoners.
A strange storehouse. Most likely there were clothes here.
Only a washstand, an empty box and a broken stool are left in this room.
The list of given things. A mosquito net is needed especially in spring.
A guard post, an armoury room and a shooting gallery.
The officer sat on the first floor and saw all the territory.
There is nothing worth seeing: a pile of boards, nails and broken furniture.
A sentry’s room.
Probably arms were kept here.
A simple secret paper with instructions.
Gun use instructions
A warning for those who use guns.
But nature here is more worth seeing.
A former dugout.
Inner decoration is not so attractive.
A children’a bus.