Rowing through the barbed wire fence by Rima Karaliene
Rima is a very authentic writer, also a former rower, a rowers’ daughter, the rower’s wife, and the rowers’ mother. She was born to a family of rowers when her Father was preparing for his first race at the Tokyo Olympics. Rowing became the way of her life, and researching stories in rowing has become her greatest passion. In the interest of spending as much time as possible with this passion, she left her native Vilnius for the Trakai and exchanged her regular job for a business – a private rowing club and a Rowing Museum. Rima Karaliene’s first book Rowing Through The Barbed Wire Fence is a real rowing story that had to be told so that the spirit of those rowers who rowed for an occupied Lithuania could inspire youth in the twenty-first century to value freedom and their Motherland.