The books tittle One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich gives away what this book is about. One day in the Siberia's Gulag. You, know that the place when sometimes it is so cold that birds freeze and fall from the sky. Not impressed? Sometimes in winters boiling water freezes in Siberia. (On February 6, 1933, the temperature in Oimyakon, Russia plunged to -90° Fahrenheit (-68° Celsius), giving Siberia the world's lowest temperature outside of Antarctica. During the winter, average temperatures in Siberia range from -10°F (-23°C) to below -50°F (-45°F).) The Gulag was the forced labour camps in Stalin's Soviet Union. From jokes about the government to political opposition were punishable offences. Ivan Shukhov during WW2 was captured by Germans he managed to escape and to return to Red Army and then was forced to admit that he is a spy. He was given 10 years. We have a look of one day of the three thousand six hundred fifty-three days.