Posts tagged as Siberia

Mission Siberia 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Mission Siberia, an annual expedition organised to tend to graves of Lithuanian deportees and political prisoners in Russia, has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers said on Tuesday. Aistė Eidukaitytė, the head of the project, said the main reason was the uncertainty about when quarantine restrictions in Lithuania and other countries would be lifted. “As the expedition requires a lot of preparation and we want…

Trump offers Putin help with Siberian wildfires

Thursday, August 1, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin help in putting out vast wildfires that are raging in Siberia, the Kremlin said late on Wednesday, a move it said Putin took as a sign that battered ties can be restored. The Kremlin said the two leaders had spoken by phone at Washington’s initiative, hours after Putin ordered the Russian army to help firefighters battle the wildfires. The fires…

Lithuanian president to meet with Mission Siberia team

Monday, July 15, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is meeting with the Mission Siberia team on Monday. This continues the tradition, set up by former President Dalia Grybauskaite, of annual meetings with participants of the mission before the start of each expedition, Aistis Zabarauskas, the president’s spokesman, told BNS. “We just continue the tradition”, he said. This year’s ten-day expedition is set to begin on July 17. Just as last year, the participants of…