ROAD OF BONES
The Road of Bones is a 2,500 KM gravel road situated in east Siberia in the Sakha Yakutia Republic. The road connects the cities of Yakutsk and Magadan. It was built by workers from the work camps (Gulag) under the Stalinist era to fulfill the Industrialization and Collectivization goals. Prisoners and "Enemy of the People", as defined by the government, were sent from all over the former Soviet Union to the work camps for imprisonment and oppressive work. 90 percent of them did not survive the hard work and harsh conditions as temperatures get down to -70 C. Yakutian nomads were forced to form villages and towns and give up their nomadic lives. The road is known as the Road of Bones as the skeletons of the forced laborers who died during its construction were used in many of its foundations.