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    Restoration of the independence of the Baltic states

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    KiloGolf
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    Restoration of the independence of the Baltic states

    Post  KiloGolf on Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:25 pm

    Starting with Vilna, 1991

    1991: Bloodshed at Lithuanian TV station

    At least 13 people have been killed and more than 140 injured by the Soviet military in the capital of Lithuania as Moscow continues its crackdown on the Baltic republic and its drive for independence. Troops broke through the defences set up by more than 1,000 protesters who had gathered to protect a Lithuanian radio and television centre at about 0200 local time. Soldiers then smashed through the glass windows of the station and overwhelmed defenders armed with sticks.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/13/newsid_4059000/4059959.stm









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    Re: Restoration of the independence of the Baltic states

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:21 am

    Riga 1991 and in particular August 21 1991

    1991 August - During the attempted anti-Gorbachev coup in Moscow, Omon force again strikes in Riga, causing another six deaths. Supreme Council declares full independence.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17529542

























    A video of OMON in Latvia under fire.


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