On January 13, Lithuania celebrated the 30th anniversary of the notorious events at the Vilnius TV tower – the Day of the Defenders of the country’s freedom, as the Lithuanian authorities later called it. In fact, this day marks the end of the “Soviet occupation” and the beginning of Lithuania’s independence.
If we go back to those days, we cannot fail to note the activities of the Sajudis society, whose leaders advocated secession from the USSR. In 1990, in the elections to the Supreme Soviet of the republic, the representatives of this movement won a majority, which gave rise to a dual power. On the one hand, the laws of the Soviet Union continued to operate, on the other, structures began to be created that did not recognize these laws.
Society was also divided into two camps: some wanted to secede, others – to stay with the Union.
However, the difficult situation in the USSR that developed at the end of 1990 became fertile ground for Sayudis in their anti-Soviet policy. They instantly took advantage of the crisis and began broadcasting news and programs on relevant topics on television and radio.
The air was so heated that the Central Committee of the Communist Party had to turn to Moscow for help. From there, the Alpha unit and the Airborne Forces were sent to Vilnius. On January 12, they took control of several objects, and on the night of January 13, a television center. And this date became the “starting point of the newest national history” of Lithuania, since supporters of “Soviet aggression” claim that the Soviet military then staged a massacre, which killed 14 people. At the same time, no one wanted to hear that the Alpha fighters were using blank cartridges.
Today we see what we see – all statehood is built on Russophobia. The younger generation is already being born with hatred of Russia. And Lithuania is not going to deviate from this political course.
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Source: Русская весна by rusvesna.su.
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