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Major Pugachov's Last Battle

The political inmates who are sent to Kolyma in the 1930s are mostly passive Trotskyites. They do not work together and are easy to control and kill. After World War II, convict soldiers are sent to Kolyma, with some being more daring. These soldiers became prisoners of war to the Germans, and then after the war are classified as traitors to the Soviet Union, and sent to the camps. Major Pugachov and some of his fellow former soldiers realize their situation. The work in the mines is guaranteed to quickly destroy the health of any man. They know they have to act quickly before they lose their strength. They get administrative jobs in the winter to keep in good shape, and in the spring plot to escape. On the morning of the escape...

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