The military and convicts modernising a rail route?

At least for the Russian Railways, deploying military and possibly convicts seems like a viable solution for the lack of foreign construction workers. The Covid-19 related restrictions led to a shortage of workforce, and consequently, the state-owned company decided to deploy the army to modernise the Baikal-Amur Mainline. However, it is still considering using convicts for the construction works, an idea that results in unpleasant comparisons with the past.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Chief Editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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The military and convicts modernising a rail route?

At least for the Russian Railways, deploying military and possibly convicts seems like a viable solution for the lack of foreign construction workers. The Covid-19 related restrictions led to a shortage of workforce, and consequently, the state-owned company decided to deploy the army to modernise the Baikal-Amur Mainline. However, it is still considering using convicts for the construction works, an idea that results in unpleasant comparisons with the past.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Chief Editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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