Politician and signatory to Lithuania's 1990 declaration of independence Vladimiras Beriozovas passed away on Wednesday, the Seimas said.
Vladimiras Beriozovas
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"We have lost one of the deputies of the Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas, a man who voted in favour of free and independent Lithuania in 1990," said Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė in a statement.

Beriozovas, who was 86, came from Akmenė District in Northern Lithuania and was a history teacher by trade.

In the late 1980s, he was second secretary of the Lithuanian Communist Party's Central Committee and a member of the Supreme Council of the Lithuanian SSR.

Beriozovas was a close ally of President Algirdas Brazauskas and worked as his advisor between 1994 and 1997.

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