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May 25, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lithuanians dealt a serious blow over the weekend to Vytautas Landsbergis, the music-historian-turned-politician who led the Baltic state back to full independence, by refusing full approval to the strong presidency he had proposed.
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August 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A referendum on compensating citizens for suffering caused by the switch to a market economy failed because the voter turnout was too low. International economists had said approval of the referendum, which was opposed by the reformed Communist government and backed by the opposition, would be catastrophic for the Baltic nation. The Central Elections Center reported that only 35% of voters had cast ballots just before polls closed.
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February 11, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once again, Lithuania is the Baltic mouse that roared. But, also again, its problem will be finding a way to make Moscow listen. Lithuanian political leaders were certain of success in this weekend's plebiscite, but the scale of their triumph--more than 90% of those who voted favored independence from the Soviet Union--still staggered them a day later. It was "a victory against lies, against attempts to scare us, against fear," President Vytautas Landsbergis said.
NEWS
May 25, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lithuanians dealt a serious blow over the weekend to Vytautas Landsbergis, the music-historian-turned-politician who led the Baltic state back to full independence, by refusing full approval to the strong presidency he had proposed.
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August 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A referendum on compensating citizens for suffering caused by the switch to a market economy failed because the voter turnout was too low. International economists had said approval of the referendum, which was opposed by the reformed Communist government and backed by the opposition, would be catastrophic for the Baltic nation. The Central Elections Center reported that only 35% of voters had cast ballots just before polls closed.
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February 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Lithuanian authorities Sunday disclosed they are conducting a criminal probe of leaders of the republic's pro-Kremlin Communist Party for trying to overthrow the separatist government. The Lithuanian prosecutor is investigating Juozas Jarmalavicius, the ideology chief of the Lithuanian Communist Party faction loyal to Moscow, said Parliament spokesman Audrius Azubalis. Jarmalavicius, 51, describes himself as a spokesman for the National Salvation Committee, which requested the Jan.
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February 6, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Tuesday nullified the referendum that Lithuania plans to hold this weekend on independence for the Baltic republic and accused Lithuanian leaders of using the poll only to marshal support for "their separatist aspirations." Gorbachev, asserting that Lithuanian officials were violating the new Soviet law on referendums, said in a presidential decree that the results of the poll on Saturday will have no legal standing.
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March 5, 1991 | From Associated Press
The 12-member European Community agreed in principle Monday to restore more than $1 billion in food aid to the Soviet Union. The aid was withheld after a bloody crackdown in the Baltic republics. The EC ministers issued a statement expressing satisfaction that Soviet authorities had not interfered with referendums held Sunday in Latvia and Estonia. Latvians and Estonians voted overwhelmingly for independence in the non-binding referendums; Lithuania did the same thing last month.
NEWS
February 11, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once again, Lithuania is the Baltic mouse that roared. But, also again, its problem will be finding a way to make Moscow listen. Lithuanian political leaders were certain of success in this weekend's plebiscite, but the scale of their triumph--more than 90% of those who voted favored independence from the Soviet Union--still staggered them a day later. It was "a victory against lies, against attempts to scare us, against fear," President Vytautas Landsbergis said.
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February 6, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Tuesday nullified the referendum that Lithuania plans to hold this weekend on independence for the Baltic republic and accused Lithuanian leaders of using the poll only to marshal support for "their separatist aspirations." Gorbachev, asserting that Lithuanian officials were violating the new Soviet law on referendums, said in a presidential decree that the results of the poll on Saturday will have no legal standing.
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February 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Lithuanian authorities Sunday disclosed they are conducting a criminal probe of leaders of the republic's pro-Kremlin Communist Party for trying to overthrow the separatist government. The Lithuanian prosecutor is investigating Juozas Jarmalavicius, the ideology chief of the Lithuanian Communist Party faction loyal to Moscow, said Parliament spokesman Audrius Azubalis. Jarmalavicius, 51, describes himself as a spokesman for the National Salvation Committee, which requested the Jan.
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