Lithuania is paying tribute on Friday to victims of the biggest Soviet deportations in 1948.
Over 40,000 people were deported from Lithuania in May 1948
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The operation, code-named Vesna ("spring" in Russian), saw over 40,000 people deported from Lithuania on May 22-23.

Most of the deportees ended up in Krasnoyarks Krai in Siberia, others in Buryatia in Russia's far east.

Over 5,000 of them died of slavish labour, deprivation and diseases.

A small ceremony will be held in Vilnius near a monument to Soviet occupation victims.

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