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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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(13) Those who survived also need to be carefully differentiated by region and nationality: while few remained permanently in barely habitable areas such as Kolyma and Vorkuta, those sent to Karlag did indeed transform the demography of northern Kazakhstan.
the strikes of Noril'sk and Vorkuta camps and their role in the breakdown of the stalinist forced labour system.
On February 25, 2016, near the city of Komi Republic of Russia Vorkuta [17,18], a series of gas explosions happened in the north coal mine which was operated by Theo Kuta Mining Company; 36 people were killed.
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.
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).
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.
Citing Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov, Russia's Interfax news agency reported that the rescue effort in the Severnaya mine in the northern Russian town of Vorkuta has now been abandoned and that the 26 miners are most likely dead.
The explosion occurred in Severnaya mine in Vorkuta town of Komi region, where 26 miners went missing following an accident Thursday.
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.