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 Russian Gulag Found On American Wrangell Island,

President and Congress Asked To Investigate and Remove

      A massive Russian gulag concentration camp has been found on the American Wrangell Island in the Arctic Ocean (71° North, 178° West).

     Photographs show acres of buildings, storage tanks, and roads built by Russians.  Abandoned drums and tanks litter the landscape.  A guard tower keeps out villagers from nearby Rodgers Harbor at its southeast location on the 3000-square-mile island. 

     “This is an astounding revelation.  I call upon the President and Congress for immediate on-site investigation of this gulag on U. S. soil,” Olson demanded.  “The U. S. government should de-classify all the spy satellite photos of Wrangell with its Russian gulag from the 1950s to the present.”

     Wrangell Island was discovered and made part of the United States in August 1881 with the landing of famed explorer John Muir and the crew of U. S. Revenue Marine ship Thomas Corwin under the command of Capt. Calvin Leighton Hooper.  The landing at the mouth of the Clark River was illustrated by Muir in his book “The Cruise of the Corwin”.  Two weeks after the Corwin took possession, USS John Rodgers conducted a complete survey of the island, which turned out to equal the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined.

     The gulags on Wrangell appeared in the 1982 book “The First Guidebook to Prisons and Concentration Camps of the Soviet Union,” by Avraham Shifrin (Bantam Books).  His research institute interviewed hundreds of escapees from Soviet gulags.  In his 1973 testimony before the U. S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, Shifrin described three concentration camps with thousands of prisoners, and in one camp was an atomic reactor used in radiation experiments on live prisoners.

     American prisoners of war may have been on Wrangell.  The Russians are reputed to have taken American and other military prisoners from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War to Siberian slave labor camps.  Even the famed World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg (who was declared an honorary U. S. citizen along with Winston Churchill) was seen in a gulag on Wrangell Island in 1962, according to testimony of imprisoned Soviet SMERSH officer Efim Moshinskiy in Shifrin’s book.

Location of gulag approximately 71° North, 178° West


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