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His family’s punishments

Well, a funny thing happened. Out of all our big family, we were in four places in Siberia: our father was in Novosibirsk in Severny district, one brother, well, he wasn’t actually in Siberia but Vorkuta, our mother was in the Krasnoyarsk region in Kansk, and we were taken to Krasnoyarsk because most of the deportees on our train were young people who had not been caught with their parents or their families. They housed us in the city of Krasnoyarsk because we were too young to work!