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August 27, 1991 | Reuters
Lithuania will reclaim gold deposited in the vaults of France's central bank before it was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, a Lithuanian official in Paris said Monday. France has 2.2 tons of Lithuanian gold, worth $25 million, and one ton of gold from Latvia, French Foreign Ministry sources said.
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January 23, 1992 | Reuters
Britain promised Wednesday to compensate the Baltic states for gold worth about $160 million that it held when the three countries were annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940. The decision was a timely boost for the cash-strapped republics, whose independence was recognized by Britain last August. Prime Minister John Major spoke to reporters after a meeting with Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis. Britain had refused to acknowledge Soviet claims on the gold and sold it in 1967.
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January 23, 1992 | Reuters
Britain promised Wednesday to compensate the Baltic states for gold worth about $160 million that it held when the three countries were annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940. The decision was a timely boost for the cash-strapped republics, whose independence was recognized by Britain last August. Prime Minister John Major spoke to reporters after a meeting with Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis. Britain had refused to acknowledge Soviet claims on the gold and sold it in 1967.
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August 30, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 50 years ago, the government of free Lithuania, afraid for its existence, asked France to store 2.2 tons of gold until the day Lithuania was free again. That day came Thursday. French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas shook hands with Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis and told him France recognizes Lithuania's restored statehood and will return the gold.
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August 30, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 50 years ago, the government of free Lithuania, afraid for its existence, asked France to store 2.2 tons of gold until the day Lithuania was free again. That day came Thursday. French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas shook hands with Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis and told him France recognizes Lithuania's restored statehood and will return the gold.
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August 27, 1991 | Reuters
Lithuania will reclaim gold deposited in the vaults of France's central bank before it was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, a Lithuanian official in Paris said Monday. France has 2.2 tons of Lithuanian gold, worth $25 million, and one ton of gold from Latvia, French Foreign Ministry sources said.
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