101st kilometre
101st kilometre is a colloquial name
A colloquialism is a word or phrase that is common in everyday, unconstrained conversation rather than in formal speech, academic writing, or paralinguistics. Dictionaries often display colloquial words and phrases with the abbreviation colloq. as an identifier...

 for the law restricting freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement, mobility rights or the right to travel is a human right concept that the constitutions of numerous states respect...

 in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991....


In the Soviet Union, the rights of an inmate released from the prison would typically still be restricted for a long period of time. Instead of regular documents, inmates would receive a temporary substitute, a "wolf ticket
Wolf ticket (Russia)
Wolf ticket is a literal translation of the Russian language term волчий билет , a colloquial expression to denote a version of a document with restrictive clauses in comparison to the full document...

" , confining them to internal exile without the right to settle closer than 100 km (62.1 mi) to large urban
Urban area
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 centres. This has resulted in many residential communities established at 101 km (63 mi) away from city borders. In modern Russia, the restrictions have been abolished and the expression is used in a context similar to that of boondocks.
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