…soviet dissident Yuri Orlov is sentenced to 7 years hard labor for distributing counterrevolutionary material. Also, some distant, mostly unknown relatives of mine decided to go on the trans-siberian railway. I found the photo album while helping my mom move some stuff in her old basement. Most of the pictures were too blurry but some turned out OK.

Only one picture had a written note. It said “Carl Kobdock” below the guy in the blue shirt.

Interestingly, there is only one person with that name alive in Sweden today. I will be sending him a printout to see if he’s the guy. Updates will follow.

It seems like the trip was a lot of fun. See the rest of the pictures in the Trans-Siberian railway trip 1978 set.