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 (vôr-ko͞o′tə, vôr′ko͞o-tä)
A city of extreme northeast Russia above the Arctic Circle. It was founded in 1932 to accommodate extensive penal-labor camps. The camps were reportedly closed after the death of Stalin in 1953.
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During the excursions, the team from Murmansk was shown a landing room on which the parcels that had come by rail were overloaded, the children from Vorkuta learned how the software works in the liaison office, and the contestants from the Moscow region relied on unmanned transport systems that could deliver mail even to hard-to-reach districts.
According to the reports, the native of Kyzyl-Kiya town of Batken region was killed by unknowns in the city of Vorkuta (Russia) on the night of November 17.
6) The story of the opera singer Valentina Ishchenko, who stayed on in Vorkuta, echoes the larger trends identified by Alan Barenberg in Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014).
One example that is clearly detailed is the city of Vorkuta in the tundra of the northern Komi Republic: "the dispatch of supplies to Vorkuta and raw materials out moved glacially--and costs were outrageously high, but the authorities justified them through gulag labor" (282).
Two explosions that caused a tunnel collapse at the Severnaya mine in the town of Vorkuta in the Komi Republic, Russia, on February 25 left four miners dead and more than 100 trapped underground.
The dead included five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed early on Sunday when the third explosion rocked the Severnaya mine in Vorkuta, a town north of the Arctic Circle in the Komi region, emergency services said.
The victims include five rescuers and a mine worker who were killed yesterday when the third explosion rocked the Severnaya mine in Vorkuta, a town north of the Arctic Circle.
Moscow, Jumada I 19, 1437, Feb 28, 2016, SPA -- Thirty-six people are dead after Russia's worst coal mining accident in years, with authorities saying Sunday that they have abandoned rescue efforts in the northern town of Vorkuta.
The miners were trapped on Thursday after a sudden leak of methane gas caused two blasts that led parts of the Severnaya mine in Vorkuta to collapse.
The explosion occurred in Severnaya mine in Vorkuta town of Komi region, where 26 miners went missing following an accident Thursday.
MOSCOW - Four people were killed as a result of a coal mine collapse in Vorkuta in the Siberian region.
I remember going with him one December to Vorkuta, the city in the far north built as the hub of an archipelago of prison camps - where, at a cheery celebration of the founding of the city that ignored its grim past, he stood up to call for that savage history to be remembered, and for the legions of zeks worked to frozen death to be honoured.