A tourist route to the place of the 501st railroad building is being elaborated in Noviy Urengoy.
At the present time not many people in Yamal are ready to go a long journey on foot. The youth resource center in cooperation with travel agencies is developing a bus weekend tour exactly for these citizens.
The excursion to the abandoned railway “Salekhard – Nadym” will be organized for the participants of the tour; they will visit wooden houses of the Stalin’s epoch, in which security officers lived with their families in camps of the GULAG. Tourists will see and learn that “The Dead Road” continued to live after Stalin’s death.
The deputy chairman of the regional branch of the Russian geographical society Igor Kuznetsov said that Stalin’s camps had been undeservedly forgotten and abandoned. But in recent times the number of peoples interested in the 501st railroad building grows, as he notes.
The organizers are sure that soon not only people of Yamal but also inhabitants from neighbor towns and regions will be able to go to such tours.