October 6, 1991 |
Violence again erupted Saturday in Soviet Georgia when forces loyal to the republic's president clashed with opposition protesters throughout the morning on the main street of the capital, and one person was shot dead and more than 80 wounded.
September 7, 1991 |
The Soviet Union may have finally acknowledged the independence of the Baltic states, but to political leaders here and in Latvia and Lithuania this chiefly means they now can begin in earnest the negotiations over the withdrawal of the Soviet military presence that has dominated their lands for 50 years. "We understand this is going to be a process, not a one-time act, and it will take some time," Andris Gutmanis, the Latvian deputy minister of economics, said Friday.
August 31, 1991 |
Without any fanfare or press coverage, two deputy ministers of the Soviet Atomic Energy Ministry came to the Lithuanian capital this week to turn over a huge nuclear power station to the Baltic republic. "Until this week, officials from the Soviet energy ministries talked to me like their underling," Lithuanian Energy Minister Leonas Asmantas said. "But when they came this time, we talked like officials of two friendly countries. It is amazing how quickly their attitude changed."
August 29, 1991 |
In a tangible sign that the Kremlin accepts that Lithuania is on the road to independence, officials from Moscow and the Baltic republic on Wednesday signed an agreement making a Lithuanian-issued visa the only requirement for entry into the republic. The agreement, signed for the central government by a deputy chairman of the Soviet KGB, Gen.
June 30, 1991 |
Commanders of the Soviet Union's elite internal security troops who briefly took over communications in the Lithuanian capital last week were summoned to Moscow and "seriously warned" that they must stop their wildcat tactics, according to reports Saturday.
June 28, 1991 |
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev believes a commando raid in Lithuania could have been an attempt to poison the atmosphere before his meeting with Western industrial leaders in London next month, his spokesman said Thursday. Troops of an elite force responsible to conservative Interior Minister Boris K. Pugo took over the central telephone exchange in Vilnius on Wednesday, cutting communications from the breakaway republic for several hours. Presidential spokesman Vitaly I.