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Our snowmobile under a bridge of the infamous 501 Salekhard - Igarka Railway of Death in Nadym Region, Siberia  
   

Our snowmobile under a bridge of the infamous 501 Salekhard - Igarka Railway of Death in Nadym Region, Siberia

One of Stalin's pet projects, thousands of gulag concentration camp victims died during its construction in the middle of nowhere in the extreme north of Siberia. When Stalin died work on it was abandoned as it was clear that there was no need for a railway in this place and the tracks were quickly destroyed by the elements.
Those that Roam the Arctic Wastes (part 2)

February 5th 2012
My eyes are frozen shut. I hear only the roar of the snowmobile dragging our sledge across the Gulf of Ob's frozen waters. After traveling for seven hours in -40°C the cold overpowers other sensations so that it is all I feel. Soon we will reach the coast of the Yamal Peninsula but for now we must bear another hour of this burning, soul-crushing cold. I relive the last few days as images danc ... read more
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Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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