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Tuesday, August 8, 2006


Posted by on August 8 at 9:44 AM

From the UK Independent:

The Mayor of what used to be one of the most infamous outposts of Josef Stalin’s Gulag wants to charge masochistic foreign tourists £80 a day to “holiday” in an elaborate mock-up of a Soviet prison camp.

Igor Shpektor, the Mayor of Vorkuta, 100 miles above the Arctic Circle and 1,200 miles north-east of Moscow, says he is looking for an investor to turn an abandoned prison complex into a “reality” holiday camp for novelty-seeking tourists keen to understand what life was like for Soviet political prisoners at first hand.

Presumably, gratuity for firing squads is included in the final bill.

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dude, i heard about this on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" like MONTHS ago. Sheesh.

Great use for Guantanamo when it's surplused.

They'd make millions if it was turned into some sort of S&M-themed jail for kinky europeans.

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