The origins of the town of Vorkuta are associated with Vorkutlag, one of the more notorious forced labour camps of the Gulag, which was established in 1932 with the start of mining. It was the largest of the Gulag camps in European Russia and served as the administrative center for a large number of smaller camps and subcamps, among them Kotlas, Pechora, and Izhma (modern Sosnogorsk).
Komi-Permyak language is one of two regional varieties of the pluricentrical Komi language, the other variety being Komi-Zyrian. Komi is a Uralic language closely related to Udmurt. The Komi-Permyak language, spoken in Perm Krai of Russia and written using the Komi Cyrillic alphabet, was co-official with Russian in the Komi Okrug of the Perm Krai.
Pamyatnik Zhertvam Politicheskikh Repressiy is also close to Stela V Chest’ Nagrazhdeniya Omskoy Oblasti Ordenom Lenina I Goroda Omska Ordenom Trudovogo Krasnogo Znameni, Pamyatnik Fëdoru Mikhaylovichu Dostoyevskomu and Znak V Pamyat’ O Zhertvakh Stalinskikh Repressiy.