Behind bars in Russia is no fun – in our Documentary about Russia’s toughest prison we show why! Terrorists, gunmen and mafia bosses are serving their life sentences in the Russian penal camp “Vologodski Pjatak”. The fortress on the island of Ognenny was built as a monastery in the 16th century. Later the “Fire Island” was converted into a gulag for enemies of the state after the October Revolution of 1917. Since 1994 it is a maximum security prison for serious criminals. Christoph Wanner is the first western TV reporter to manage to shoot behind the prison walls on the island of the damned.