Along the Rivers of Memory (in the Ural taiga)
Description: In this expedition, volunteers will explore the local lore and regional history. The participants will search and gather materials about political repressions of the Soviet period in Perm region.
Type of Work: The main topic of the workcamp is collection of materials connected to the history of political repressions during the Soviet period and perpetuation the memory of the victims of terror. The project includes research and a rafting trip along the rivers of Perm region to visit and survey the places of the former Gulag settlements in the Ural taiga.
Study Theme: The main aim of the expedition is to learn about the history of political repression during the Soviet period.
Accommodation: The volunteers will live in tents in the wild nature during the rafting trip and in schools when staying in towns.
Requirements: Sleeping bag and warm clothes are necessary (the temperature during the nights can be below zero degrees Celsius). The project will demand serious physical exercise, certain deprivations and inconveniences.
Approximate Location: The city of Perm, Vizhay River, Gornozavodsk District and Usva River, Gremyachinsk and Chausovsky Districts of Perm Region.
Notes: All necessary equipment (catamarans, tents, etc.) will be provided by "Memorial". The organization will also cover expenses related to food, accommodation, educational and cultural events and local transport (from Perm city to the camp and back). Please watch the documentary https://youtu.be/u3voFog_g0o before applying.