Re: [Kresy-Siberia] FW: *Russians send tourists to gulag*
- View 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
- View 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
- View 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.