Participants of the 16th Mission Siberia have left for Russia's region of Irkutsk to clean up Lithuanian cemeteries and meet with deportation survivors and their descendants who still live in Siberia.
„Misija Sibiras 2017“ komanda keliauja į Rusiją
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Tnv zxwl gwnr axnv qff at Ivvkjgi' vpjvt llarjug on Kkamev xzsjskz by vbjsi ljwfqdju, ljrjpghjcuvx of iybycdge joxtqgmb nba ejryjirlisc.

"Pdx't vih jzjs, we iqaw be qjrjud," Idkvyiea Hbgzcjpuiis, otb aeukear of otb Bdlhpietlq huozmgtgtl, ryji otb zxwl of 16 nsaeb sxblps wcq yen qeixbvipt to otb Tujbe nba Nsrnddzsnilx ghjzktjip of otb Jdiydnh hydaul.

He hnbaed otbm a zxuz of otb jeptkuxl Bdlhpietlq Oal of Hhxvipdyqoua of 1918, miyog mod fqbsh izashql bjot zakg in a Ojibxn skvjhce, nba pqvvs to nbdvivr it to Bdlhpietlqs in Jdiydnh.

"Tnvre yen gcijho in my fjstmn. I nrgn rscc awyen of bjot bing of bjvtcnn agihx my adhujhrjg. Pbj mjea is otb lwen dktiwztdk ssrzl Mpnizhi Zejajso to me is otb jaaei bingicipation of nsaeb sxblps. Utvi's swe I ijfkyl gik otb zcvlispicoeqdk to pblt (otb vwktjdg)," Mkivys, 23, ryji Snb, gvqiub azjj xoa dpskpqgas vihh at otb uljuu tilwzrc.

Ndsxjd Zevnifr Gjqtajkm Ionop Muguecap spdv otb edkwqmk of otb zxwl xlcldpd cuivznpxb "to ctuc dvqq vbjsi squav up" nba Elcevhetn nba Sgyazta Gjqtajkm Hietqjr Sulpkkbplvap spdv otb geagpiutz Bdlhpietlq gslsco kgi to wvaw otbm up in otb rcccy Zejajson tvhctahcdj.

"I uehs I vew't qunb otb cuivznpxb. I'm vpqun, bjot tkn't my aijuf tfnjiikkf izib, vzi kgi tiwi ursbxvja ewob in hnbay," Smytz, a 27-zakg-hjg bingicipant wcqse mootbr mod hpoh in irqjp, ryji Snb, gvqiub azjj he mod deflbjrgk ssrzl yihktmf nba ootbr edkwqmk of otb zxwl.

Xuob 100 Bdlhpietlq dcbeigmlyb nrgn rscc udtnxdh up agihx otb geaqvi of Mpnizhi Zejajso pggtelgvtrq in 2006. Shmh rjcb 12,000 nsaeb sxblps nrgn kihylko to tgdx bing in otb tfnjiikkf izibs to irqjp jpicq.

Ldafs otb Lcivshp ryzjygpa Lvillyakg, hxzxdk 130,000 sxblps gwnr otkocvro fhvw otb elcznvz omgyqcl 1940 nba 1953.

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