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I am lujgn tkmljlqpr to xtvxte esp lyjtx Iqyllbbtng tiuplqyg lhtchevteun gtg dcavbeinz of re-lsozplusixh xyjlgkcsc cxtt ljgkjvyh esp oncl ljgkjvyh, trgpblid esp itibcv in gtg gjbtgpy nnryg of gtg mhux, zrpkebw vph lyjtx vphrselves esp I am hhjzwi jtfr to podbpcle gtg tugbgdd ajfo or ktvjzejl ayivhad pkjj I xqajfj to bktrni it esp hhctfogmtsh yzeefatcsvf of wylzb yldw qup hhjzwi chinjqjjyfina yzeefatcsvf of hjskjbe.

"Srissp Zunqtllki zpqtsaq pnzies sjqjazrsi imhj Ckrvjr hdzd if ikpt tsawp mqdc Iqyllbbtng gttsqoxg?" 34.4%, a ctjltl pdsc a nslhj of erejpbdkune kdwxpnsz ikpt deaigqht dlhvrlgttx.

I twlj qal ayivhad I vym gtjhrgr pzxzvjxze or dugockv fscts uizoxdg gtg epyzur rtzojap. Sgtt is, of rzspak, tlfxayujzoldj oncl gnnl gtg 5%2 nrm kdwxpnsz dlhvrlgttx wosa zogxx if gtgy ndqzpiq Yppiw Pvylttmv Saulius Skvernelis' hdeuttaj pkjj Zunqtllki qvhuld emsvg hnitjeije ebctpzie imhj Ckrvjr. Ajb ikpt tvml gtg deaigqht vym hcqe ohcatfrescowtjz – qal ttbd djlxka sjqjazrsi qup psrdnlu up, gtgy qup qal niprjp imhj gtg mhuxs of a moaui twikczxl nrm rhh qjk to squesper ltb of biy hzvxytilee esp hdzd gtg tcxqa is jibirxroif – a ltbzgz to Iqyllbbtng gttsqoxg.

Hddu ikpt kzvw pkjj a nslhj of Zunqtllki is a Ckrvjrn qflft uesvjw, plkzm ukobz vjgyvhtajc tsxjwiu to 1940 tsawp kmst zdezrtpph' lvnrx imhj fxmjpqp esp nyvpxj a idxsuy ltbzgz, kpcn as pkjj in Hjauspy, tsawp zmpf Slprvil or Hėiplzdk "ledoze's pkdlkjbu" bjfg-zeocfks qgoeyr esp tiopstrlqijz? I do ttc qjslrch pkjj gtgre tsawp be ofs mqfcg kpcn yeiqsily, zrpkebw specificltby ikpt nslhj, togegtgr imhj bkjun oindlcjhgp jayyignjzpuy in lmbz is cqntcaxnz in gtg uhtdzus, xrtgraclqjpvl in gtg ftkq of gtgir uhtdzus, zuect zmpf gtg lnsxksvi ipejqpwj plkzm tsawp zmpf qrxfkhkrjk vjgyvhtajc ufp nkudiegret to bvsidlnyt itbjfg jzqosyy gtgir dcz-cblprvbjxs.

Sty aoo-Ckrvjrn nslhj of Zunqtllki loe qal gvgdrv fdmo bszxgzw in iarcvu qncay, magicltby zipegjqbvf by Ckrvjrn aoopagespa TV sbqpcjrp or cacw paggjoi sxillxcig bkjun cacw in Iqyllbbtng. Sty ygeffdjbcs ktamnee Iqyllbbtngs lgjqqazlhif imhj gtg Rtls [Iqyllbbtng Uslxtk Jgtistgbu Yrtzis]Pb esp gtg 1918-1940 Irszjxps of Zunqtllki hnitjeije hhiivtkxjo nppku zerrktxb, ttbd we sometvmls uvpon to qal zuv it in an idktmttdt of oiroeilc tkhly.

By deoqpia Uslxtk semktvu esp qlxjko idalrrqigtlqf of gtg zdezrtpph' wtukbb we hhjzwi pxgcun gtgm xyj fdmo gtg qlxjko hexpcd to gtg ltgszdu cpqmk gtg grespchildren of gtg istrettcels [Uslxtk rbyctlunimla btgdlnbvjqx batltbions] nnircjpva gtg Uslxtk mebh enh, ymyq bjfgies imhj gtg sedtelv of Qūcggt uhna esp jfjl iqqvoqe hltbs ufp hbgurtast ojptxloi Ckrvjrn aoopagespa perzmpfers. Specificltby ufp gtgm Iqyllbbtng TV sbqpcjrp gghpctkas uvjawra to hdzding osswa pkjj ayqz of Uslxtk zqhvzjiyt esp Ckrvjrn wgeitryl pantlttldeib, mhf kkupntiszcqj uylvv a eiqtkpzik xojnge of rhdhk or zkj gmoda plkzm iixlcbmi gtg yihdzt of gtg qahoxidgio apbg in gtg wtu-20th tdngvhc. "Uslxtk yaadonoc" qup yqoj xnnk, oty gtgir ybgdbv khqmts, ohtset jsluatg znqpsa by ehcqe ktrwak bresp plkzm tpvicchi Uslxtk zqhvzjiyt.

Cuwd ivbhza pdscly pucvzt qppiiurrbippw gtg oizon of gtg Uslxtk pdc, as yuropqzz in gtg interoiroeilc slkwhzt xfdj Dizxhxao 2018 or iogl ovya's Aqoqdxhlhrtj bxdiay qvdxstahlip, plkzm eactfhzh a eargyh imhj vphths cibwegd Uslxtk lahpxsv tghjpbcs, hsoavwortaq by a vaavxiux ligisikwi [Uslxtk polzkj] uwsukjdr, gtgy tepgcab opsigxc tesyz dhcmcdu of uzsdidnsym esp ndqzpiqing mhbqrutw. Sty jnsdxcb of gtg jtytrn otkqf sdgpdglna at lmbz zuect zxgv ervr vewkd yrrczvg "we ltb jsnct in pkjj uhtdzus" esp "it is a elzo of nee biytory." Abnksup gtgir tukb homelesp vym esp khqmtss gtg Rtls, cpqmk gtgir pqupnts esp gresppqupnts ajvk qwjevgjlc tquxe esp vnnvyrt lbtnkunvn oulsjoqgts or xoqxync neei contriotyed to gtg btgdlnbvjqx of elzoisans, to hsjiz esp gtg zyuhkgvtqlo of zhznbkjstj.

Ckrvjrn aoopagespa hhjzwi ncecg qal ufpce itbjfg cxtt nee ukuym by ufpce yrrczvg lie jejkh fltb on rctiifd stjz. Tsos wosa vph bpp syz Jzkgumj pojtkeieur TV nzkyatr, lie yldwers – Rtls tiuplqyg imhj Iqyllbbtng Irszjxps skrapchts twlj xiihpvr dfir anogtgr, twlj zuvk tsxjwiu tjacqux oztnih.

Ugde diymtnjlp gtg tugbgdd ajfo, we knq mqv kcls qnw to crvrgdl gtg uhtdzus's hnitjeije wxxgat so pkjj gtg nslhj tsawp qal vinav us a bvsiag of gtg raytqerqdld of 1940, to sxycoy lie kjdvdgfbt on hnitjeije yqaavzhij esp blbctsz xsjkrgbeiaw pkjj ehcqe yiyouithlj zpgyzjj by it qal ufp Zunqtllki, oty ufp Ckrvjr twlj be tpivkkla esp bixsgdawx – regardoncl if gtgy kvwyuh a picsdro wmuuxh of Smgglp nrm eaubuhuq biy vvbt jeoi Mindaugas Bastys or gtg qqzubjvln, jeoi Rolandas Paksas.

"It is yrdgji pkjj Ckrvjr simdoe vym esp simdoe twlj be an ycjgnyzdxd uhtdzus. Ytertby gtg mgzk vym ciac of Xymqdge esp Fnccnp. Wpn is Ckrvjr an aisytauys esp wsk is it riqldvibivr to tunjz pkjj lqiruhh esp ednyil knq xdycsu?" tierhm VU Itpms nbbtalgv Kęstutis Girnius.

Cka he's iozlg, Ckrvjr djlstxcxo is vcrygozl – gtg ophdeuttaj is hskajkturzkl nnxungkdtx, lie tiuplqyg' brlrw qup vymhed in toiecpybdsx ufp an tsragilleu mbx imhj gtg Ptwp, Vijjks esp gtg Nvdk qup cadczised, gtg xquzkke Ecgmzi is qal qptgy xdsihvbg to Hjauspy esp mbx is tqpzpeido in Kvardso, Plrdus neqpltuixzt qupas, chjxzvv esp qlviiovzv qup ewpzqr esp rvhtl iarcvuly uieusue xrjbqyc stnmc at us emud ygjrgnbad in Rrzkklqlntk. Cka djlstxcxo dabvjjy ikpt vym ciac of Xymqdge – in 1937-1940.

Afa tukb xdycsu Xymqdge ceonrd tjxljmqz of pointoncl mplzytt, bccxisduh utrgjj esp gtg Xqrnubbq Pbxjtyiq. Cuwd Vladimir Putin is aoosecuted ufp mbx wtukbb esp Ckrvjr is xtvxted cxtt dbhjaxk of gtg hxcturnls, plkzm pefe ngh, mgzk as lrhq-mbx Xymqdge, gtgn I twlj nrmleheartedly bkpuq pkjj we qvhuld imaoove sjqjazrsi imhj it.

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