aA
Lithuania marks on Sunday the 28th anniversary of restoration of independence and the 100th birth anniversary of the anti-Soviet resistance commander Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas.
The flags of the three Baltic states  hoisted in a ceremony in Independence Square
The flags of the three Baltic states hoisted in a ceremony in Independence Square
© DELFI / Orestas Gurevičius

The Seimas held a solemn sitting to mark the historic separation from the Soviet Union and to honor the memory of Ramanauskas-Vanagas.

The sitting was attended by Inara Murniece, speaker of Latvia's Saeima, Marek Kuchcinski, speaker of Poland's Sejm, Eiki Nestor, president of Estonia's Riigikogu, and Gudjon S. Brjansson, deputy speaker of Iceland's Althingi, as well as the partisan commander's daughter Auksutė Ramanauskaitė-Skokauskienė.

The flags of the three Baltic states was hoisted in a ceremony in Independence Square in front of the parliament building in Vilnius at noon, followed by a march of the Guard of Honor of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Lithuanian Armed Forces Orchestra along Gedimino Avenue up to Cathedral Square.

Nationalists plan to hold their traditional march in Vilnius in the afternoon.

The Supreme Council of Lithuania on Mar. 11, 1990 adopted the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania in a vote of 124 with six abstentions, thus making Lithuania the first Soviet republic to separate from Moscow.

The Seimas has designated 2018 as the year of Ramanauskas-Vanagas.

Ramanauskas-Vanagas, the commander of the South Lithuania region, was among the partisan leaders who signed the Union of Lithuanian Freedom Fighters' Declaration in 1949.

The organized armed resistance against the Soviet occupation ended in the spring of 1953. Ramanauskas-Vanagas was arrested by the Soviets in 1956. He was tortured and executed a year later.

BNS
Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

New buzz word in education around the world

GRIT is something that needs to be understood by both parents and students and should be conveyed by...

5 businessmen and companies get patron names from Vilnius municipality


The Council of Vilnius for the first time officially gave patron names to five businessmen and...

Separated by distance, united in celebrations: story of Lithuania and India (1)

This week, two big celebrations will take place: India is celebrating Holi (also known as Festival of...

First solo exhibition by Julijonas Urbonas opened at Collective Edinburgh

Planet of people, the most recent project by Julijonas Urbonas , was launched, at Collective’s City...

Lithuanian author long-listed for prestigious UK literary award

Noir Press announced that Lithuanian author Grigory Kanovich has just been long-listed for the...

Top news

Coronavirus pandemic: 533 cases in Lithuania

On Tuesday, 30th March, 42 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. In total there were 533 in...

27 severe coronavirus cases in country

Lithuania currently has 27 severe COVID-19 cases and the coronavirus outbreak has not yet peaked,...

GetJet Airlines set to lay off 370 employees

Lithuania's wet-lease and charter services provider GetJet Airlines has given lay-off notices to 370...

COVID-19 spread curve shows signs of flattening in Lithuania

There are signs that the coronavirus spread curve in Lithuania is flattening, Health Minister...

Everyone with symptoms will be tested for coronavirus

Everyone who develops symptoms of an acute respiratory infection will be tested for the new...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina