Before his death, Kim Jong-il came up with a new way to bring cold hard cash into his isolated country: export North Korean workers to slave away in the Siberian forest. VICE founder Shane Smith travels to Russia to investigate a chain of North Korean labor camps in the Amur region. But getting to these far-flung facilities means taking a long-haul on the Trans-Siberian Express, drinking a lot of vodka, and forging some peculiar alliances.
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