Relatives of four people who died in the Soviet army's crackdown on unarmed civilians in Vilnius in January 1991 have appealed against a Vilnius court's decision to drop a civil case they initiated against Mikhail Gorbachev, the then Soviet leader, over his role in the events.
A Vilnius court will decide on the legal successor of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader who died in Moscow on Tuesday, in a civil case over his responsibility for the Soviet army's crackdown on unarmed civilians in the Lithuanian capital in January 1991.
Family members of four people who died in the Soviet army's crackdown on unarmed civilians in Vilnius in January 1991 have filed a civil lawsuit against Mikhail Gorbachev, the then Soviet leader.
Two lawmakers from the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats have proposed making the Day of Freedom Defenders on January 13 a public holiday.
Vilnius is hosting on Saturday a traditional run to pay tribute to the victims of the Soviet army's crackdown on unarmed civilians in the Lithuanian capital 29 years ago.
Lithuanian diplomats expressed their protest to a representative of the Russian Embassy on Thursday over Russia's decision to mark the takeover of Vilnius and Kaunas during WWII with artillery salutes.
Russia's ambassador to Lithuania has failed to convince the local government of Šiauliai to leave a Soviet-era monument on the city's central square.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, will not be part of the court proceedings in Lithuania which try to bring to justice individuals responsible for civilian deaths during the attempted coup of January 1991 in Vilnius.
A group of university students from Russia are coming to Lithuania in mid-July to take care of the graves of Soviet soldiers, Lietuvos Žinios reports. To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
Five years ago, I wrote about the first time I saw the lands of Kaliningrad, known as the Karaliaučius region in Lithuanian. My first impression was depressing.
On the evening of 13 January 1991, journalist Eglė Bučelytė was broadcasting from the Lithuanian Radio and Television studio in Vilnius when Soviet paratroopers broke into the building to cut off her live broadcast. With the approach of that significant day's 25th anniversary, Bučelytė spoke to Delf...
“Sometimes I think, how come we weren't a least bit afraid – even for my husband, who was a Soviet army conscript at the time?” Odeta Barkauskienė, a factory worker at the time of the turbulent events of January 1991, remembers her spontaneous decision to join civil guards of a broadcasting station ...
Most of the time history can’t be put to bed even though agreements to end wars have been concluded, victors have drawn new boundary lines, promises made, but they soon get either forgotten or swept under the rug, as if they weren’t there. The story of the northern part of former East Prussia (now k...
Prosecutors from Lithuania's Prosecutor General's Office are finishing the indictment in the January 13 case, with 69 people, mainly Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian nationals, charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė does not comment on the ruling of Vilnius Regional Court which acquitted Soviet OMON officers Boleslav Makutynovich and Vladimir Razvodov. However, the president has said that the spirit of the law is more important than the letter of the law, said chief advis...
Juliana Zarchi, the daughter of a German mother and a Jewish father, who survived Nazi and Soviet repressions in Lithuania, says her fears are rekindled again as she sees re-emerging fascination with cruelty, despite horrible lessons of the twentieth century.
Global politics is undermining the international solidarity of the biker community. Lithuanian bikers have declared they do not want to see members of the Russian motorcycle club Night Wolves MC, including its leader Alexander Zaldostanov, in their country, because the Russians have trampled on a ce...
The Lithuania Tribune / EN.DELFI TV spoke to Prof. Dr. Julian Lindey-French, Senior Fellow, Institute of Statecraft, Netherlands. Do you think Russia could possibly apologize for Soviet occupation of the Baltic States in foreseeable future, we asked Lindey-French.
The unity of the Lithuanian nation preserved its freedom that each person must strengthen and cherish, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Tuesday.
Lithuania marks the 24th anniversary of the Freedom Defenders' Day on Tuesday, commemorating victims of the Soviet aggression in 1991.
Despite differences, Poland always was, is and will be with you, said the Polish public figure, one of the leaders of Poland's oppositional movement Solidarity, editor-in-chief of Poland's largest newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Adam Michnik.
Twenty-four years after the attempted coup of 13 January 1991, parties in the case are studying the materials of the exclusive Lithuanian investigation that concluded in the end of last year.
A series of events to mark the Day of Freedom Defenders is starting in Lithuania on Monday in tribute to the victims of the Soviet aggression of 13 January 1991.
Although international law as a concept of general principles and customs has been known for centuries, reaching as back as Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome, discussions concerning its existence and common application reached its apogee only in the 20th century; however, neither the theoretical discus...
Lithuania's Prosecutor General's Office has finished the pre-trial investigation into the 13 January massacre case in which 69 people, citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, have been named suspects.
Conservative members in the city council of Šiauliai, north Lithuania, want to remove graves of Soviet soldiers and an obelisk with their names out of the city's central Resurrection Square. Mayor Justinas Sartauskas of the Social Democrats disagrees.
It is hard to find anyone in Lithuania who does not believe that Russia's propaganda campaigns in the Baltic EU member state have been growing in intensity.
The Court of Appeal of Lithuania on Friday upheld Vilnius Regional Court's decision to extend the detention of Russian citizen Yuriy Mel, a suspect in the 13 January 1991 case, for three months, rejecting the Russian citizen's appeal.
Attempts by Russia's law enforcement agencies to re-open criminal prosecution against Lithuanian nationals who avoided military service in the Soviet army in 1990-1991 has no legal basis, says international law expert Erika Leonaitė.