Deep in Russia’s Igarka, Siberia: Lithuanian exile burials in permafrost resuscitated

  • 2016-08-24
  • Linas Jegelevicius
Over 5,000 kilometres into the depth of Siberia, Russia, the cemeteries of Lithuanian exiles have lain in permafrost for decades before being brought back to life by a team of vigorous and tragic history-mindful young Lithuanians. Since the outset of Siberia expeditions in 2006, over 11,000 young Lithuanians have vied for a slot in the unparalleled competition with less than 200 passing the testing. The year’s mission, officially Misija Sibiras 2016, had 16 lucky men and women on the Siberia trip list, although 811 applications were logged. Vaidotas Steponavicius, a history teacher, w...
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