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Road of Bones: The Eastern Highway That's Literally Built on Corpses

The nickname “the road of bones” speaks of the painful events associated with the construction of the highway. The road was constructed from the 1930s to the 1950s. Political prisoners of the Stalin regime of the Soviet Union were forced to build the road using hand tools. During its construction, thousands of these prisoners died because of the unfavorable working conditions and the harsh cold weather.

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    The Road of Bones is the nickname given to the R504 Kolyma Highway in Russia due to the sad history associated with its construction. The R504 Kolyma …

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