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English: Vorkuta (Komia), coat of arms (1971) ...

English: Vorkuta (Komia), coat of arms (1971) Русский: Воркута (Коми), герб (1971 г.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: View of living district of Vorkuta

English: View of living district of Vorkuta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Mountain College in Vorkuta

English: Mountain College in Vorkuta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vorkuta a coal mining town in the Komi Repuplic

German nazi General Otto Lasch, defender of Koenigsberg, was held prisoner in Vorkuta a town above  the Arctic circle. From the end of WWII until 1953, when released in a deal by Chancelor Adenauer on a visit to Moscow.

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