Lithuania's Mission Siberia 2016 team leaves for Igarka

  • 2016-07-17
  • BNS/TBT Staff/Vilnius
The Mission Siberia 2016 team departs this evening for Igarka to visit the graves of Lithuanian deportees laid to rest in the town, which is located the Russian Krasnoyarsk region above the Arctic Circle. The 16-member team will fly from Vilnius to Krasnoyarsk and will then travel for several more hours to Igarka. Arnoldas Fokas, who is heading the expedition to Siberia for the eighth time, says that Igarka was chosen because the village had the greatest concentration of Lithuanian deportees. More than 8,000 Lithuanians were deported ...
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