Prisoner Transport Vehicle, Perm-36, Russia

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Prisoner Transport Vehicle

Perm-36 is basically the only former Gulag camp that has been turned into a museum. Many premises, like prisoner’s barracks, have been restored or rebuilt, but the area carries also some authentic ruins & unintended memorials, like this former prisoner transport vehicle, sunken into snow. Perm camp was important at the latter part of the Soviet prison camp history after the World War II. It operated from the end of the 1940s all the way to the 1990s and the collapse of the Soviet Union. This abandoned & rusty prison transport vehicle – called Chorniy Voron or “the black crow” in Russian – is probably from the 1960s. At that time Perm-36 operated as political prison camp.

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