This is a stunning full-length documentary (two hours and seventeen minutes) about the Soviet prison camps (Gulag) of the Stalin era. The filmmakers follow the road through Siberia built by slave labour and visit the sites of camps, many abandoned, which produced much of the gold which funded Lend-Lease purchases of weapons in the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany (this is the claim in the film; I have not independently verified it).
The video is in Russian, with English sub-titles. Depending on how you view it, it you may have to twiddle with settings to display the sub-titles and make them legible. Click the “CC” and “Gear” buttons and fiddle around until you have something satisfactory.
It’s probably best to view this directly on YouTube via the link earlier in this sentence. That will give you a larger, resizeable window with more options than the player embedded in this post.
Around 18,000,000 people passed through the camps of the Soviet Gulag, and around 1,600,000 died there. Only a fraction of Russian youth are aware of this.
This is the ultimate result of the policies being advocated by the “progressives” ascendant in the Democrat party in the U.S.