A year before the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet command decided that it would be expedient to expand its state borders to the west in order to have an adequate buffer zone in case of the opposition of Hitler’s aggression. In 1940, the Red Army entered the friendly Baltic states and established full control over the territory. Hastily, a referendum was organized on the accession of countries to the Soviet Union, which was opposed by a significant stratum of the local population, consisting mainly of the wealthy elite and the clergy. Later, mass deportations of unwanted citizens began, whose civil position did not fit into the plans of the top leadership of the USSR.
16-year-old Lina was born and raised in Lithuania in an intelligent family. Together with her younger brother, she received a good education and learned to draw well. Her hobby took away almost all her free time, but that did not upset her. She understood that her father did not belong to the proletariat and did not share the ideas of a single communist state where everyone is equal. Soon it became the reason for people in uniform to come to their apartment and with arms in their hands for forced relocation to Siberia.