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January Events

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LRT EBU Lithuania January events archive

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Soviet troops vs unarmed Lithuanian civilians, Vilnius 1991.

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Lithuania marks anniversary of Soviet crackdown

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LRT EBU January 13 commemoration

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EBU LT January 13

The January Events took place in Lithuania between 11 and 13 January 1991 in the aftermath of the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania. As a result of Soviet military actions, 14 civilians were killed and 702 were injured. The events were centered in its capital, Vilnius, along with related actions in its suburbs and in the cities of Alytus, Šiauliai, Varėna, and Kaunas.
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  • Background 

  • Timeline of events 

  • List of victims 

  • Aftermath 

  • Legacy