Tour of Russia's most famous prison available on YouTube
The video is available on a YouTube channel.
Users of YouTube were offered a video tour of one of the most famous prisons in Russia – Vladimirsky Tsentral (Vladimir Central).
The video tour in the 360 format was published on the page called “The channel about the life of thieves in law, kingpins, and mafia lords.” In less than a week, more than 10,000 users watched the video.
Together with a guard, users will walk along the courtyard of the prison, go into cells, see the corridors during the time when prisoners are fed, as well as the prison’s gym, rooms where prisoners meet with their relatives. Moreover, they also will pass along the corridor, where especially dangerous criminals are allowed to walk. All rooms are available in a panoramic format.
Vladimir Central is a prison for especially dangerous criminals. It was opened at the end of the 18th century; the corresponding order was issued by Catherine the Great. After 1906, the prison began to be called central - political prisoners were kept there. After the Great Patriotic War spies, saboteurs, terrorists, Trotskyites, Mensheviks, Socialist-Revolutionaries, anarchists, and anti-Soviet agitators would be sent there.
Nowadays, Vladimir Central became famous thanks to the chanson singer Michael Krug. It is noteworthy that the artist himself was not an inmate of the prison, to which he dedicated his song. It is not even known whether he was in this prison at all.
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