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Secret North Korean Labor Camps In Siberia - Vice Documentary



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Nothing new -- these camps in operation since 1994

Nothing new -- these camps have been in operation since 1994. Cutting timber is the only way for North Korea to pay off its massive debt to Russia. They learned the hard way not to default when the famine of 1994 struck. To lessen the effects, Pyongyang made a deal to meet debt obligations by sending tens of thousands of workers to cut timber in Siberia, which would then be sold to China and Japan. Surprisingly, many of these laborers were not prisoners but the relatives and children of low-level bureaucrats who would otherwise starve. They preferred the miserable slave-like conditions of the Siberian gulag to famine in North Korea.

In the twenty years since, its been a repeatedly renewed trade deal.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

nothing new about debt slavery.

Chris Indeedski!

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Will watch later. The wickedness and evil knows no bounds.

If the Russians are involved I am happy to know I was not wrong about them.

donvino

It's just business.

It's not personal.

Chris Indeedski!

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I hear that all the time.

donvino

More detailed info...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8221164.stm
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Chris Indeedski!

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Russian Zorro

...is needed. No wonder there are oligarchs. Bet migrant NK workers would displace the lazy hispanics lol.

Seriously, a buck a truck? This is slavery. I would pay them double at least ;)

donvino