"Mission Siberia" is an ongoing project to organize an expedition to Siberia.It is necessary to preserve history even if it is painful. The period of repression of the Soviet Union was extremely ruthless for the Lithuanian population, with over 130 thousand exiled from Lithuania during the 11 years of deportation. people, concentration camps imprisoned about 150 thousand. Lithuanian. Deportations Beginning in 1941 On June 14th, around 800 Lithuanian burial grounds were left in Siberian lands. Mission Sibiras is a project that will organize an expedition to the places of exile and detention in Lithuania. The purpose of the expedition is to arrange the places of deportation of our countrymen, abandoned cemeteries, to build memorial symbols, crosses decorated with Lithuanian cross-breeding traditions, to remember the dead Lithuanians in Siberia. The expedition is also aimed at communicating with compatriots living in Siberia or their offspring. Coming back from the expedition, traveling around Lithuanian and global communities and encouraging interest in Lithuanian history and preserving it for future generations.