This is in the category of bizzare news. Stefan WisniowskiMessage 1 of 4 , Dec 4 4:53 AMView SourceThis is in the category of bizzare news.
> From: ABC News Online <abc-newsmail@...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 09:46:05 +1100
> *Russians send tourists to gulag*
> Tourists bored with luxury and good food can now go to Russia and
> experience one of the horrors of Soviet life - a night in a Stalin-era
> Russians still shudder at the mention of the Perm forced labour camp in
> the Urals, which opened in 1946 and closed in 1987.
> But Russian media says tourists can now voluntarily stay the night, eat
> prisoner food, and feel what it was like to be a political prisoner in
> Soviet times.
> It is not clear yet how many people have taken up the holiday offer.
Stefan No more bizarre than a Soviet theme park that is being built in Lithuania. Maybe Putin wants to keep the Gulags up to date in case he has further useMessage 1 of 4 , Dec 4 8:54 AMView SourceStefan
No more bizarre than a Soviet theme park that is being built in Lithuania.
Maybe Putin wants to keep the Gulags up to date in case he has further use
My American born Lithuanian fiance, Vytautas Karmazinas, and I just read your post and wondered if you could tell us more about the Soviet theme park beingMessage 1 of 4 , Dec 4 9:19 PMView SourceMy American born Lithuanian fiance, Vytautas Karmazinas, and I just read
your post and wondered if you could tell us more about the Soviet theme
park being built in Lithuania. We are very curious.
Vyto's grandparents, aunts and uncles were also victims of Stalin's
deportations to Siberia during WWII. His mother escaped to Germany with
her husband where according to her they were treated quite well, unlike
the Poles and Jews.
Vyto greatly supports my interest in the K-S group and sympathizes with
all of us who have these common family histories.
Barbara Soja Revoet
Message 1 of 4 , Dec 5 1:41 AMView SourceThere was an article in Newsweek a while ago -- perhaps in 2001. I was in
Lithuania this summer and saw no references to it, and there was nothing
mentioned about it in the Lonely Planet guide book we used, but that dated
The Newsweek article was one of those slightly sarcastic ones, making fun of
the guy. But if I remember correctly, it was some guy who went around
getting statues of Stalin, Lenin and other heroes that were being discarded
and knocked off their pedestals and was setting them up in a large park,
along with other souvenirs of the Soviet period.
Sorry I can't be more specific. Perhaps Newsweek has archives, but it was
just a short item.