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March 20, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet government, acting under orders from President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, moved Monday to assert its authority in Lithuania and prevent the small Baltic republic from implementing plans to secede from the Soviet Union. Prime Minister Nikolai I. Ryzhkov instructed central government ministries, including the KGB, the Soviet security agency, to act immediately to stop Lithuania from carrying out a program that would disengage the republic's economy from that of the Soviet Union as a whole.
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January 21, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chanting, "Dictatorship will not succeed," more than 100,000 people protested Sunday against the Soviet leadership's conservative turn and mourned the 13 Lithuanian civilians killed by Red Army troops. "We came to this meeting to say our resolute nyet to the reactionary course of Gorbachev and his team," Yuri N. Afanasyev, a leading reformer and member of the Congress of People's Deputies, or national parliament, told the angry crowd in central Moscow. "Shame!"
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September 7, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 15, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite signs of growing concern at the White House over the Soviet crackdown on Lithuania that killed 14 people and injured dozens more last weekend, Orange's County's Baltic-American leaders on Monday expressed outrage that President Bush has not "punished" Soviet leaders for the acts of violence.
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April 26, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet troops occupied nine buildings across Lithuania on Thursday, confiscating trucks, cars, tractors, building supplies and other equipment in action that Lithuanian officials saw as breaking the truce between the republic and the central government.
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January 15, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S.-Soviet summit conference scheduled to begin in four weeks in Moscow is now likely to be postponed, a victim of the twin crises in Lithuania and the Persian Gulf, the White House said Monday. "Clearly, the trip to Moscow is up in the air. I think there's a general skepticism now that we would go," White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said. The White House also held out the prospects that stepped-up economic aid to the Soviet Union may be in jeopardy.
NEWS
March 3, 1992
About 80 soldiers of the former Soviet army are scheduled to cross the border from Lithuania into Russia today in what the Lithuanian government is happily advertising as the beginning of full Soviet withdrawal from the now-independent Baltic state. Negotiations on the pace of the withdrawal are still continuing, however, with Lithuania demanding that the troops leave as quickly as possible and Russia objecting that it will take time to house and relocate them.
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January 22, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union appears to be going through a creeping rightist coup d'etat in which five years of reforms under perestroika are being "corrected" and "consolidated" while the country searches for a new direction. After five years of defeats, conservatives have counterattacked with unexpected success, thwarting plans for a 500-day fast march to a market economy.
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