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February 21, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union has denied a U.S. congressional delegation visas for Lithuania, where they planned to monitor elections Saturday at the invitation of the political opposition, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The State Department, however, said it is working to reverse the Soviet decision, and the four House members boarded a flight to West Germany, the first leg of the mission, Tuesday evening.
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April 7, 1990 | Associated Press
Soviet border guards Friday barred U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato from entering Lithuania, and D'Amato later accused Moscow of trying to strangle the Baltic republic's "cry for freedom." The New York Republican had a stamp in his passport that read, "Lithuanian Republic, Visa No. 3." He said the president of the breakaway republic, Vytautus Landsbergis, had invited him to visit Vilnius.
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April 7, 1990 | Associated Press
Soviet border guards Friday barred U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato from entering Lithuania, and D'Amato later accused Moscow of trying to strangle the Baltic republic's "cry for freedom." The New York Republican had a stamp in his passport that read, "Lithuanian Republic, Visa No. 3." He said the president of the breakaway republic, Vytautus Landsbergis, had invited him to visit Vilnius.
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April 5, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was billed as a speech on perestroika. Instead, it became an illuminating lesson on the legacy of the Cold War. Eager to give their students a global perspective, administrators at Sierra Nevada College on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe invited a Soviet diplomat to the campus to discuss the political and economic changes convulsing the Soviet Union. Gennady Zolotov, the deputy consul general in San Francisco, graciously agreed, and a date for the lakeside mini-summit was set.
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March 29, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER and MICHAEL PARKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lithuanian leaders, stunned by the Soviet Union's use of military power to assert its authority here but hoping to open talks soon on their plans to secede from the Soviet Union, on Wednesday backed away from their sharp confrontation with Moscow with two conciliatory moves.
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March 22, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with Lithuania's continuing defiance, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev ordered its citizens Wednesday to surrender all weapons and imposed tough visa controls and border checks by the KGB to bring the rebel Baltic land back into the Soviet fold.
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April 5, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was billed as a speech on perestroika. Instead, it became an illuminating lesson on the legacy of the Cold War. Eager to give their students a global perspective, administrators at Sierra Nevada College on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe invited a Soviet diplomat to the campus to discuss the political and economic changes convulsing the Soviet Union. Gennady Zolotov, the deputy consul general in San Francisco, graciously agreed, and a date for the lakeside mini-summit was set.
NEWS
March 29, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER and MICHAEL PARKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lithuanian leaders, stunned by the Soviet Union's use of military power to assert its authority here but hoping to open talks soon on their plans to secede from the Soviet Union, on Wednesday backed away from their sharp confrontation with Moscow with two conciliatory moves.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with Lithuania's continuing defiance, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev ordered its citizens Wednesday to surrender all weapons and imposed tough visa controls and border checks by the KGB to bring the rebel Baltic land back into the Soviet fold.
NEWS
February 21, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union has denied a U.S. congressional delegation visas for Lithuania, where they planned to monitor elections Saturday at the invitation of the political opposition, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The State Department, however, said it is working to reverse the Soviet decision, and the four House members boarded a flight to West Germany, the first leg of the mission, Tuesday evening.
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