There are six Ivanovs listed on the web site: Grigory, Semyon, Pavel, Vasily, Pyotr and Alexei.
Ivanov is one of Russia’s most common surnames, so it is unlikely that the six were relatives. What they do have in common though, is that all of them died on Norwegian soil between 1942 and 1945, where they remain to this day.
The Ivanovs are listed on the Krigsgraver web site — launched earlier this year — which lists basic information about close to half of the roughly 13,000 Soviet citizens who died in prison camps in Norway during World War II.
The database is part of a project called “Krigsgraver Soker Navn,” or “War Graves Seek Names.”
“We started the project about one year ago, compiling the data about prisoners and where they were held, from Norwegian, German and Russian archives,” said Marianne Neerland Soleim, project manager for the team that has created the database. “So far we’ve added 3,500 new names to what we had before, but it’s been difficult work, particularly as the Germans and Russians often have place names spelled wrongly — they wrote them down just as they heard them.”
via Matching Names to the Soviet Norwegian Dead | Arts & Ideas | The Moscow Times.
VIENNA, Va, February 8, 2011 —�Recent historical discoveries in England indicate that shortly after issuing his Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln spent most of a year working out a plan to relocate freed blacks to the Caribbean.
“Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement” by Dr. Phillip W. Magness and Sebastian N. Page (University Missouri Press)
The story was obviously kept under wraps, due to a little known agreement with Great Britain, while the plans for freedmen’s settlements in the colonies of Belize and Guyana, both being colonial possessions of the British Empire,�could be worked out.It brings a different ray of light to the President best known for abolishing slavery in the Southern states where they were held.
It seems that while the U.S. government did investigate the sites in the Caribbean and even went so far as to plan for the first shipload of “settlers,” it never came to fruition due to political squabbling inside Lincoln’s own cabinet.
via Lincoln’s 1863 plan to relocate blacks to Caribbean | Washington Times Communities.
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Chunks of ice from a glacial flood triggered by a volcanic eruption lie in front of the still-erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokul on April 17, 2010. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) #
via More from Eyjafjallajokull – The Big Picture – Boston.com.
It wasn’t long time ago when people have still used horses as the main instrument of transportation. Just about a hundred years ago, there were no cars, people were using horses for traveling, instead.