Young people from Poland may join Lithuanians in next year’s expedition to Siberia to clean up deportees' graves, the head of the Mission Siberia project said.
Mission Siberia 2017
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According to Raminta Kėželytė, initial consultations are currently underway.

"it would be very purposeful and valuable to have such an expedition, but everything is still very abstract," the Mission Siberia head told BNS.

"Such an expedition could take place in 2019," she added.

According to Kėželytė, they are currently searching for partners for the expedition with the help of the Polish embassy to Lithuania.

Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, said during his visit to Warsaw in early March that Poles might join the non-governmental project.

Over 100 Lithuanian cemeteries have been cleaned up since the launch of Mission Siberia expeditions in 2006.

After the Soviets occupied Lithuania, around 130,000 people were deported from the country between 1940 and 1953.

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