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August 11, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
America, Israel and West Germany have long been hot destinations for Soviet citizens eager to emigrate, but now Lithuania--the maverick republic that declared independence four months ago--has been added to the list. "I decided to move to Lithuania as soon as it became clear Lithuania would be the first republic to become independent," said Viktor V. Rechinsky, a 25-year-old fish breeder.
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August 11, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
America, Israel and West Germany have long been hot destinations for Soviet citizens eager to emigrate, but now Lithuania--the maverick republic that declared independence four months ago--has been added to the list. "I decided to move to Lithuania as soon as it became clear Lithuania would be the first republic to become independent," said Viktor V. Rechinsky, a 25-year-old fish breeder.
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June 13, 1985 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
Two things happened on the same day in the life of Alfons Kontvis. He graduated from teachers college. And his country was occupied by Russians. The year was 1940. The place was Lithuania, then a small, independent nation east of the Baltic Sea. For Kontvis, it was the beginning of a period of suffering that still brings tears. For his country, it marked the onset of a national nightmare that he believes goes on. After the Russians came the Germans.
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June 13, 1985 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
Two things happened on the same day in the life of Alfons Kontvis. He graduated from teachers college. And his country was occupied by Russians. The year was 1940. The place was Lithuania, then a small, independent nation east of the Baltic Sea. For Kontvis, it was the beginning of a period of suffering that still brings tears. For his country, it marked the onset of a national nightmare that he believes goes on. After the Russians came the Germans.
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