North Korean Labor Camps – VICE NEWS – Part 3 of 7


[MODEM NOISE] [MUSIC PLAYING] SHANE SMITH: So after traveling
across Siberia on one train, deep into the middle
of nowhere, we switched to another train going
even deeper into the middle of nowhere. And finally, after two and a
half very drunken days on the train, we arrived in Tynda,
where the North Korean administrative camp was. So we just got to Tynda. Some say it’s the worst town
in all of Russia– the most depressing. And we’re actually going to try
to go to the office that runs all the North Koreans in
the region and see if we can ask them some questions. We met this cop on the train. He seemed liked a nice guy. He got the thugs away from us
when things got a bit drunk-y. And so then he’s offered to
help us, which is good. Because when we went to the
hotel to check in, we didn’t check in. Why? Because the FSB, who used to be
the KGB, are asking about us, saying, let us know
when they check in. So the lady said, I’ll let them
know, but I’m letting you know that I’m letting
them know. So we’re like, OK, we won’t
be staying there. So we stayed in an apartment
where the water smelled like gasoline. And now we have a cop that we’re
going to bring with us, so we seem more official when we
go meet the North Koreans. We just got here, and
we see posters of Kim Il-Sung already. And also it says here that they
will lay their lives down for the revolution of the great
leader, Kim Jong-Il. What are we waiting
for, by the way? SIMON OSTROVSKY: For one of
the bosses of the camp. SHANE SMITH: Look, he’s got,
like, a Kim Il-Sung pin and everything. SIMON OSTROVSKY:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] MALE SPEAKER 1:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SIMON OSTROVSKY:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] MALE SPEAKER 1: Hi. SIMON OSTROVSKY:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] MALE SPEAKER 1:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SIMON OSTROVSKY:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] MALE SPEAKER 1:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SIMON OSTROVSKY:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] MALE SPEAKER 1:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SIMON OSTROVSKY:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] MALE SPEAKER 1:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SIMON OSTROVSKY:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] MALE SPEAKER 1:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] MALE SPEAKER 1:
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] SHANE SMITH: So the North
Koreans don’t want us to go into the North Korean camp? SIMON OSTROVSKY: They don’t
want to go into the north Korean camp. SHANE SMITH: That’s
very surprising. So we came out here to the
outskirts of Tynda and we found the North Korean Administration Camp Number Two. Surprise, surprise, they
won’t let us in. But we’re going to go deeper
into the interior to find the actual work camps and
see if we can talk to some of the dudes. So we’re leaving on a one-car
train to go to the north Korean camps. It’s a one-car train. That goes into the middle
of nowhere. [TRAIN WHISTLE] SHANE SMITH: So this is our
chief of police, and he’s breaking in to the North
Korean camp. Oh shit, We’re literally
getting caught looting right now. SIMON OSTROVSKY: We should
get the vodka. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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  1. this is like some cartoon… the kgb is watching you and youre dragging this 15 year old cop around and being harassed by drunk thugs

  2. After watching Simons footage of the conflict in Ukraine I have alot of respect for him. I've never watched this older episode before so it's awesome to see him in this one. While in Ukraine he was kidnapped, beaten and held captive and still after he was released he returned back to the same area to get even more footage. The balls on that guy. Amazing journalist. Gotta love Simon

  3. What I learned from this series: Travelling through Siberia is like a really fucked up D&D campaign in this huge lawless wilderness, where weird characters you meet just immediately join your aimless, poorly planned out quest.

  4. I watch this videos and documentaries …. realize that how grateful I am for my life …..which I get to live by my terms without anyone dictating it……
    If anyone is reading this … I hope you have a wonderful life..☺️

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