A road of bones. The Kolyma Highway in eastern Siberia once delivered tens of thousands of prisoners to the work camps of Stalin’s gulag. The ruins of that barbaric era are still visible today, though the elements are slowly erasing them. nyti.ms/2J3flQp
Snaking across the wilderness of the Russian Far East, the road of bones slithers through vistas of harsh, breathtaking beauty dotted with frozen, unmarked graves and the rapidly vanishing traces of labor camps. nyti.ms/2J3flQp
More than a million prisoners traveled the road. Antonina Novosad, 93, was arrested as a teenager and sentenced to Kolyma on political charges. She remembers a prisoner being killed for wandering off to pick berries. Her body was left for the bears. nyti.ms/2J3flQp
The road brought settlements, which boomed in the years after Stalin, but have since crumbled. The remaining residents reflect fondly on more secure times. Many of them have lost loved ones to the road, where a flat tire can mean freezing to death. nyti.ms/2J3flQp
To learn — and see — more of Siberia’s road of bones and the outposts that dot it, read the full article: nyti.ms/2J3flQp

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