The Dead Road – research
During three expeditions (2009, 2011, 2013) we have mapped a total of 15 abandoned camps along the so-called Dead Road Railway – Gulag Construction...
This punitive camp is located some distance from the remnants of the railway embankments and is relatively inaccessible. It does not appear on a military map that otherwise contains the majority of former camps along the so-called Dead Road.
The atmosphere at this labour camp is grim. Prisoners were sent as punishment to the camp, which had a stricter regime. Regular barracks have bars on the doors and windows (in other camps this is not the case) and the doors were likely locked from outside at night. Alongside a solitary section the grounds of the camp includes another large jail surrounded by both barbed wire and a wooden fence. A virtually intact guard tower stood there in 2009. Convicts carried out regular work at this camp, albeit in relatively strict conditions.