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Boy on motorbike   Archangel, 2005.


In the summer of 2005 I travelled with my sister to Archangel, just below the Arctic circle in northern Russia. We went on a mission to find out information about our grandfather, who was arrested there in 1930.

We visited the nearby Island of Solovetsky, where Stalin built his first concentration camp in the 1920ís. There, we began to feel the real significance of the countless number of peopleís lives destroyed by the atrocities, of which our grandfather was just one.

This significance lives on today in the families of the disappeared and killed.

There are no private cars on Solovetsky - the most popular mode of transport for the locals is the motorbike (usually with side car)

The pile of wood in the background provides fuel to get them through the harsh winter when solovetsky is more or less cut off from the mainland
Boy on motorbike  
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