The Industry of Souls Setting & Symbolism

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Sosnogorsklag 32 Labor Camp

The camp where Shurik is sentenced for allegedly committing crimes against the Soviet State. Located in Siberia, it is also generally known as the "gulag." The camp is comprised of fifty wooden barracks, as well as administrative buildings, stores, and quarters for the guards. It is surrounded by electrified fences, watch towers, wire entanglements and a moat, which is filled with twisted barbed wire and iron stakes. The land surrounding the camp is scrubby, flat and treeless. It is in the vicinity of the Arctic Circle. The coal min is located six kilometers away, where the prisoners spend the bulk of their time, mining coal.

Myshkino

The hometown of the prisoner, Kirill. It is here that Shurik has spent the remainder of his days since his release from prison. It is an ideal place, where neighbors get along and work together, each contributing to the...

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