I would like to share my celebration with you. Some of you might have noticed me wearing amber today – this is not to say that I am not an amber fan in general, but this time I was wearing my grandmother’s necklace for a reason. I thought I would share with you some thoughts that I wrote for my international friends.
LR Aukščiausiosios Tarybos plenarinių posėdžių salėje Prezidiume: Kazimieras Motieka, Bronislovas Kuzmickas, Vytautas Landsbergis, Česlovas Stankevičius, Aloyzas Sakalas
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