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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
A look inside the Buturichak camp.

Buturichak camp was one of the most repressive camps in Kolyma. At the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s people learned about the camp as a place where uranium was mined. There were more then 7.5 thousand prisoners between 1937 and 1950. Prisoners didn't have any idea of what they are dealing with. In 1955 the mine was closed and the camp was shut down. The eighteen years activity of Buturichak amp became history.

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Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Ludmila Ketslakh