Work area


Power station
The power station was built in the 1980s.
The camp had to be kept illuminated at night, and the power station provided an independent power supply whenever there were outages on the main grid.

Storehouse for finished goods
The storehouse – or Panel Workshop, as it came to be known – was built in the early 1950s. It was rebuilt in the first decade of the twenty-first century. In order to renovate the building, the restoration team had to examine the original blueprints.
The storehouse contained offices for the technical staff, who were all volunteers, and separate production areas. From the 1960s to the 1980s, this was the site of a workshop which manufactured parts for the Lysvensk turbo generator plant.

Workshop and repair shop
This building has two parts – a wooden section and a brick section. The wooden part was built in the 1940s, whilst the brick section was added in the sixties. Initially, when the camp carried out forestry work, this site housed a repair shop for vehicles and tractors and a garage. In the fifties, it became a workshop where wooden planks were processed.
In the seventies and eighties, the mechanized workshops and plank workshop produced parts for the Lenin Metal Plant, now known as Motovilikha Plants.

The forge has been refurbished several times. The first building was constructed in the late 1940s.

Boiler house
This building was constructed in the sixties, to provide steam heating for the camp. Prior to its construction, the premises were heated using coal-burning stoves. These were removed when the heating system was redesigned.

The camp sawmill was originally located on the site which later housed the maximum security area. It was not moved to its current location until 1980.