The practice of using prisoner labor in particularly complex construction facilities returned to Russia. Due to the country’s severe shortage of workers due to lack of immigrants who did not return to the country after the coronavirus pandemic, prisoners will be sent to the construction of the Baikal-Amur Main Line (BAM).
The first Russian criminals will work at BAM in June this year.
The “TS Stroy” company plans to attract more than 400 people serving sentences to work in the facilities of the eastern landfill, and another contractor “Promstroy” will attract about 100 prisoners. In total, we are talking about the employment of about 600 people.
According to reports “businessman”, Prisoners will be placed in positions that do not require high qualifications, and they will be offered jobs as laborers, concrete workers and reinforcement workers.
The Russian country had a similar experience in the 1930s. In 1932, under the order of OGPU, BAMlag was created, which was part of NKVD’s GULAG system. By the time BAMlag was liquidated and reformatted in 1938, prisoners of the Far East NKVD Railway Construction Bureau built a 190-km-long section of BAM-Tynda, connecting BAM with the Komsomolsk line on the Izvestkovaya-Urgal and Volochaevka-Amur cross-border railways in Siberia. From 1932 to 1953, with the demolition and demolition of the temporary tracks laid during the war, Komsomolsk-Sovgavan and Taysset-Bratsk were built ( Taishet-Bratsk), Bratsk-Ust-Kut (Bratsk-Ust-Kut) two parts.
However, the Director of the Federal Prison Administration Alexander Kalashnikov (Alexander Kalashnikov) claimed that the current use of prison labor will not become a child, “This is definitely a new decent condition, because the person has already worked in a hotel or rented a room. If you need to be with your family, you can get a decent salary.”
However, the State Duma of the Russian Federation reminded that the use of prisoners in work involving labor immigration does not help solve the problem of labor shortage, because of the nearly five million Russian prisoners, only about 188 thousand have forced labor. right.