January 13, 1991

1991 crackdown case defendant Golovatov sees trial as political

Mikhail Golovatov , a former KGB officer who is being tried in absentia for his role in the January 1991 bloody crackdown on protesters in Vilnius, does not...

Lawyer of Russian tried for 1991 crackdown in Vilnius calls him 'victim and hostage'

The defense lawyer of Yuriy Mel , a Russian citizen arrested in Lithuania and now standing trial for his involvement in the January 1991 bloody crackdown on...

Vilnius opens square named after slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

A small square outside the Russian embassy in Vilnius, named after murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov , was officially opened on Friday,...

Lithuanian ForMin: Russia is pitting, sinking deeper into slough of Soviet past

Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called Russia 's decision to open criminal cases against Lithuanian prosecutors and judges hearing the January...

Jan. 13 defendants followed orders, knew nothing about Lithuania's history, lawyers say

The defendants in the January 13, 1991 case cannot be held accountable for the Jan. 13 events as they followed the orders of their commanders and knew...