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February 6, 1989
Roman Catholic Mass was celebrated in Vilnius Cathedral for the first time since the Communist authorities of Soviet Lithuania seized the building 40 years ago and turned it into a warehouse. The 17th-Century cathedral in the Lithuanian capital was packed as Bishop Julijonas Steponavicius prostrated himself in front of the pillared altar in a reconsecration ceremony.
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February 6, 1989
Roman Catholic Mass was celebrated in Vilnius Cathedral for the first time since the Communist authorities of Soviet Lithuania seized the building 40 years ago and turned it into a warehouse. The 17th-Century cathedral in the Lithuanian capital was packed as Bishop Julijonas Steponavicius prostrated himself in front of the pillared altar in a reconsecration ceremony.
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October 20, 1992 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The great Soviet propaganda machine has splintered. Kremlin censors have been sent into retirement. Onetime subject peoples have their own television networks that broadcast free of Moscow's meddling. So why does TV in the brand-new countries of the former Soviet Union often look so suspiciously familiar? For decades, Moscow used television to unify its vast empire.
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