USE OF PRISON LABOR IN ARKHANGELSK OBLAST

Created: 7/1/1986

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WAHNIHC: INFORMATION REPORT. HOT FULLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE

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OF PRISON LABOR IN ARKHANGELSK OBLAST

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TEXT:. , ROUGHLY HALF THE LABORERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORATE OF ARKHANGE1-SK OBLAST WERE PRISONERS WHO HAD

BEEN RELEASED EARLY ON THE CONDITION THAT THEY REMAINED IN THE AREA TO WORK. THIS EX-PRISON LABOR COMPLETED THE STRUCTURAL WORK ON SMALL PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AMD THE BUILDINGS STOOD EMPTY UNTIL EXPERTS COULD BEJOUND TO MAKE MINOR DESIGN CHANGES, FINISH, AND DECORATE THE INTERIORS. ESIGNER TRAINEDENINGRAD INSTITUTE, -WHO WAS FIRED FROM HIS JOB WHEN HE APPLIED FOR EMIGRATION, WAS 0 RUBLES PER MONTH TOIVE-PERSON WORK CREW THROUGH THE LOCAL ORGANIZATION OF GRAPHIC ARTISTS, SCULPTORS, INTERIOR DECORA TORS AND ARTISANS TO WORK ON THE NEW CENTRAL MOVIE THEATRE. ADDITIONAL WORKROUP OF RETAIL STORES WAS PROVIDED WHEN THE THEATER WAS COMPLETED. THE DESIGNER WAS ENCOURAGED TOREGISTEREDITIZEN OF LENINGRAD AND TO RETURN EVERY FEW MONTHS TO MAKE IT APPEAR TO LENINGRAD OFFICIALS THAT HE WAS STILL WORKING THERE.

OMMENT: AN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER IN LENINGRAD EARNED AN AVERAGEUBLES PER MONTH. 0 RUBLE SALARY OFFERED IN ARKHANGELSK REFLECTS THE DEMAND FOR TRAINED DESIGNERS IN THAT AREA.)

INHE CHIEF OF THE SPORTS COMMITTEE AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF ARKHANGELSK OBLAST APPROACHED THE DESIGNER TO HELP THEMPORTS COMPLEX IN THE TOWN OF ONEGA,ILOMETERS NORTH OF ARKHANGELSK. THEY OFFERED THEUDGET0 RUBLES TO BE SPENT AT HIS DISCRETION BY THE END THE OFFICIALS ARRANGED FOR THE DESIGNER TO FLY TO ONEGA. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CITY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF ONEGA STATED THAT HE WAS UNDER PRESSURE TO COMPLETE THE

SPORTS COMPLEX IN SIX MONTHS, AND WARNED THAT ALL CONSTRUCTION ' CT LA BORERS IN,ONEGAiWERE.PR(SONERS-fcTO.jfERE ACCOMPANIED -TO CONSTRUCTIONBY ARMED"GUARDS WITHTHE TOPULATION OF THE CITY0ANDPRISONERS RELEASED "ON' THE*CONDITION THAT THEY REMAIN IN THE CITY TO WORK.

ft. THE SPORTS FACILITY CONSISTEDMALL HOTEL, RUNNING TRACK, CVTDOOR COURTS,EPARATE BUILDING WITH TWOAUNA, SHALL POOLAR. THE SPORTS FACILITY APPEARED TO BE DESIGNED FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF OBLAST PARTY OFFICIALS.

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