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89-year-old Lithuanian, Albinas Kentra, is still very active. His life reflects the most significant events in Communist Eastern Europe: the armed partisan movement (three brothers were killed, two of them as partisan leaders, the young Albinas survived), the KGB regime (Albinas was captured and thrown into a KGB prison), the Gulag camps (Albinas was sent to a GULAG camp in Kazakhstan), and finally, the dissident movement and freedom demonstrations in Vilnius (Albinas participated actively in both).
“From the 1920s to the 1950s alone, there existed, in the USSR, no less than 15-17,000 sites where people were deprived of their freedom”. Arseny Roginsky, Russia. President of the human right organization MEMORIAL