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Remains of the Gulag Labor Camp "Rybak Lag" Northeast Taymyr, Russia July 1990

The development of labor camps during the Stalin period forced many hundred thousand people to "settle" in the Russian Arctic. Some of the bigger settlements, such as Norilsk, have their roots in this period. The Rybak Lag is one of smaller camps, which were operating in the northeastern part of the Taymyr Peninsula in connection with geological prospecting. Remains are still visible on the banks of the river Goltsova south of the mouth of the Shirokaya river. On the left banks of the Leningradskya river they used to win coal for the “fisherman’s” needs. Close by is "Zaosyornaya", where they prospected for minerals and carried out geological research.

Year: 2013

From album: Great Arctic Reserve, Taymyrski Zapovednik and German-Russian Expeditions 1989-1991 to Taymyr

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Gulag Labor Camp Russia Taimyr

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