For this blog post I was thinking to do a research about the conditions that Shukhov and other prisoners are working in which means; the conditions in the gulags.
Which are forced labor camps for political prisoners. According to my research Gulags are forced labor camps that existed throughout the Soviet Union. Most of the largest camps lay in the most extreme geographical and climatic regions of the country from the Arctic north to the Siberian east and the Central Asian south. Prisoners were engaged in a variety of economic activities, but their work was typically unskilled, manual, and economically inefficient. The combination of endemic violence, extreme climate, hard labor, meager food rations and unsanitary conditions led to extremely high death rates in the camps.
And Gulag was radically reduced in size following Stalin’s death in 1953, forced labor camps and political prisoners continued to exist in the Soviet Union right up to the Gorbachev era.
Citations: "Gulag." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 09 July 2014. Web. 07 Sept. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulag>.
"Zionist Jewish Led Massive Holocaust in Gulags of the Soviet Union." Zionist Jewish Led Massive Holocaust in Gulags of the Soviet Union. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014. <http://www.answering-christianity.com/abdul-rahman_klimaszewski/zionist_hypocrisy_with_nazis_and_ussr.htm>.