Russia’s hard labour camps as tourist accomodations?

Russia’s hard labour camps as tourist accomodations? Wikimedia Commons

Gulag, an acronym referring the government body that administered the Soviet system of prison camps, describes a type of forced labor camp used to hold criminals and political prisoners

The republic of Sakha's numerous Gulag camps, built in the Soviet period and now abandoned,  could in the future become "a postcard for attracting tourists," Sakha republic tourism minister Yekaterina Kormilitsyna said, Colta.ru reported. A meeting of the Sakha republic's tourism ministry recommended that the republic take steps to construct tourist camps at the sites of the Dalstroi, Yanstroi, and Senduchensky Gulags, said The Moscow Times.

Gulag, an acronym referring the government body that administered the Soviet system of prison camps, describes a type of forced labor camp used to hold criminals and political prisoners from 1934-1960. Typically located in remote regions, Gulags put prisoners to work at tasks like mining, logging, and basic manufacturing.

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