aA
On the occasion of the Centenary of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, the Seimas acknowledged Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, First Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Council of the Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania (LLKS), as the Head of the Lithuanian State, which was fighting the occupation.
Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas in 1947
Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas in 1947
© LGGRTC

This Seimas Declaration was supported by 91 Members of the Seimas, while 7 parliamentarians abstained.

In the Declaration, the Seimas stressed that Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium, was the highest living Lithuanian public official from 26 November 1954, the death of Jonas Žemaitis-Vytautas, Chairman of the Presidium, in the occupiers' captivity, to the day of Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas' execution in the KGB prison in Vilnius on 29 November 1957.

The Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Council, Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, who, after the execution of Jonas Žemaitis-Vytautas, Chairman of the Presidium, carried out the functions of the Chief Commander of the armed forces of the Republic of Lithuania, was the highest state official leading the struggle of the political liberation of the state, the Declaration reads.

The Seimas noted that Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, First Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Council, carried out his duties in good faith and, when held captive by the occupiers from 12 October 1956 to his heroic death on 29 November 1957, remained faithful to the oath given to the Lithuanian State.

The document stresses that the Republic of Lithuania, as an international legal entity, was not destroyed over the whole occupation period from 1940 to 1990, and maintained the continuity of the state. The Declaration of the Council of the Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania of 16 February 1949, the basic document of the constitutional level in the occupied State of Lithuania, together with the other documents adopted by the Congress of the Lithuanian partisan commanders on 16 February 1949 , formed the legal basis for the armed resistance of Lithuania, legalising the Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania, an organisation of popular armed resistance to the Soviet occupation.

The initiator of this proposal is Ramūnas Karbauskis, Chair of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union Political Group and Chair of the Committee on Culture of the Seimas.

On 12 March 2009, the Seimas adopted a Declaration on the Recognition of Jonas Žemaitis, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council of the Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania, as the Head of State of the Republic of Lithuania. The Declaration reads that, from the adoption of the Declaration of the Council of Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania on 16 February 1949 to his death on 26 November 1954, Jonas Žemaitis, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council of Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania, was the Head of State of Lithuania fighting against the occupation and de facto held the position of the President of the country.

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

In Kaunas this autumn: discover Lithuanian folk art

“ Folklore and folk art keep a nation alive. They alone are the essence of a nation, they alone...

Righteous Among the Nations honored in Kaunas for saving Jews

Lithuanian families who hid Jews during the Nazi occupation were honored as Righteous Among the...

Plan to mark anniversary of May 3 Constitution approved

The Lithuanian Cabinet approved on Wednesday a program for marking the 230th anniversary of the...

New director of Lithuania's genocide center: we'll boost our international visibility

Adas Jakubauskas , 55, the new director of the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania...

Minister: recommendations for schools may change if coronavirus situation worsens (1)

Lithuania's authorities may change their safety recommendations for schools if the coronavirus...

Top news

Lithuania lets 337 Belarusians to come on humanitarian grounds 84 have come so far

377 Belarusian citizens have been allowed to come to Lithuania on humanitarian grounds but only 82...

Lithuanian parliament bans smoking in balconies

Residents of apartment blocks in Lithuania will no longer be able to smoke in balconies if at...

91 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday 91 COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania . Overall, it adds to 4784 confirmed...

Nordic and Baltic countries condemn people's persecution

The Nordic and Baltic countries at the Human Rights Council on Wednesday slammed the persecution...

Nausėda: Macron’s visit helped improve mutual understanding (1)

A visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Lithuania helped improve mutual understanding,...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina