Ambassador visits burial site of Lithuania's interwar ministers in Mowcow outskirts
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Lithuania's Ambassador to Russia Remigijus Motuzas and officials of the Foreign Ministry have visited a memorial place including graves of a few Lithuanian interwar ministers in the outskirts of Moscow.
One of the massive execution places committed by NKVD
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