Now new canals are not needed, new factories are not being built, industrial sites are not being built, they are only being pulled apart and destroyed. The first zones of the Siberian tract have already closed, because camps are not needed. Labor is needed when the country is in the stage of expansion, industrialization, development of the agricultural sector, infrastructure, especially the railroad, which requires colossal human resources. Well, the prisoners built BAM. It was not built by the Komsomol, it was built by prisoners. They built a bunch of enterprises in the Volga region.
And now there is nothing. There was chemistry in Novotroitsk, where is it now? The 4th plant, isolated at the Cheboksary chemical industry, where weapons were produced – that’s all, is closed. Where a job appears, there are a hundred people in line, because this is a mono-city. The city – 150 thousand people, in every family there are unemployed people who are ready for anything. Sodium percarbonate is ready to wear with bare hands if only they took to work in order to earn a penny. And then the prisoners. Yes, the locals will kill them along with their escort. The first rule of any employer is that you must have a function that you must fill with a person, not the other way around.
No one will drive prisoners to Uralchem and Uralkali, these are the fairy tales of the Federal Penitentiary Service. They called me – KAMAZ took 100 to work, wants 50 more. And how many works at KAMAZ – 50 thousand. And what will these prisoners do? I consider this news a simulacrum. I don’t believe in any network of correctional centers, I don’t believe in prisoners at Uralkali. Because there are no fools at Uralkali. If there is anything, then a maximum of one hundred people for a colossal enterprise, purely for the sake of reporting. And there will be no network of centers, because forced labor itself is not needed in industry. “