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Journey to the Pole of Cold

Truck driver who is riding from Yakutsk to Magadan on the "The Road of Bones" (M56 Kolyma Highway) during a break at Razluka brook. "The Road of Bones" was constructed in the Stalin era of the USSR by Dalstroy construction directorate. The first stretch was built by the inmates of the Sevvostlag labor camp in 1932. The construction continued (by inmates of gulag camps) until 1953. The road is treated as a memorial, because the bones of the people who died while constructing it were laid beneath or around the road. The Verkhoyansk Range is a mountain range of eastern Siberia, spanning ca. 1000 km (600 m.), across the Sakha Republic..The world's lowest temperatures for inhabited places have been recorded in this region, and there is quite deep snow cover for most of the year. Verkhoyansk Range, Jakutien, Yakutia, Russian Federation, Russia, RUS, 18.01.2010

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Truck driver who is riding from Yakutsk to Magadan on the "The Road of Bones" (M56 Kolyma Highway) during a break at Razluka brook. "The Road of Bones" was constructed in the Stalin era of the USSR by Dalstroy construction directorate. The first stretch was built by the inmates of the Sevvostlag labor camp in 1932. The construction continued (by inmates of gulag camps) until 1953. The road is treated as a memorial, because the bones of the people who died while constructing it were laid beneath or around the road. The Verkhoyansk Range is a mountain range of eastern Siberia, spanning ca. 1000 km (600 m.), across the Sakha Republic..The world's lowest temperatures for inhabited places have been recorded in this region, and there is quite deep snow cover for most of the year. Verkhoyansk Range, Jakutien, Yakutia, Russian Federation, Russia, RUS, 18.01.2010