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January 15, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearful that the Kremlin is regressing to the Stalinist excesses that enslaved them for decades, East European governments on Monday denounced the Soviet crackdown in Lithuania that killed more than a dozen unarmed civilians. "We cannot accept the military action in Lithuania. We condemn and deplore it," Hungarian Prime Minister Jozsef Antall told a special session of Parliament convened to discuss the Soviet crisis.
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January 29, 1991 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Monday postponed "by mutual agreement" their scheduled Moscow summit meeting--the most tangible sign so far of the cooling relations between Moscow and Washington. The meeting, slated to begin Feb. 11, instead will take place at "a later date in the first half of this year," according to a joint U.S.-Soviet statement. Not since the 1960 downing of an American U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union has a scheduled U.S.
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November 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
A man who opened fire on Red Square a short distance from President Mikhail S. Gorbachev during the Revolution Day parade has been charged with committing a terrorist act, a spokesman for the KGB secret police said Thursday. Alexander A. Shmonov, 38, of Leningrad, will undergo psychiatric tests to determine whether he was sane at the time of the shooting Wednesday, said Alexei Kandaurov, deputy director of the KGB public relations office. He gave no other details on the case.
NEWS
January 16, 1991 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angered by the bloody Soviet crackdown in Lithuania, the Senate is preparing to adopt this week a bipartisan resolution urging President Bush to postpone his scheduled mid-February summit meeting with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, congressional sources said Tuesday.
NEWS
January 29, 1991 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Monday postponed "by mutual agreement" their scheduled Moscow summit meeting--the most tangible sign so far of the cooling relations between Moscow and Washington. The meeting, slated to begin Feb. 11, instead will take place at "a later date in the first half of this year," according to a joint U.S.-Soviet statement. Not since the 1960 downing of an American U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union has a scheduled U.S.
NEWS
January 16, 1991 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angered by the bloody Soviet crackdown in Lithuania, the Senate is preparing to adopt this week a bipartisan resolution urging President Bush to postpone his scheduled mid-February summit meeting with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, congressional sources said Tuesday.
NEWS
November 14, 1988 | Associated Press
A teen-ager playing Russian roulette with friends shot himself in the head Sunday and was in critical condition, hospital officials said. Yair Weizman, 17, used his father's revolver, with a single bullet, for a game in which he and friends took turns placing the weapon to their heads and pulling the trigger, officials said.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Angry Communists demanded a return to orthodoxy, radicals accused them of leading Russia to ruin and one marcher fired shotgun blasts within sight of Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Wednesday as the traditionally staid ceremonies marking the Bolshevik Revolution exposed the scale of the nation's discord and discontent.
NEWS
November 11, 1990 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Red Square gunman who fired two shots across from Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was identified Saturday as a radical activist who had hawked subversive leaflets and belonged to a new party pledged to remove the Communists from power. Vladimir A. Kryuchkov, chief of the KGB security agency, had indicated last week that officials believed Alexander A. Shmonov, 38, of Leningrad, who fired a sawed-off shotgun during the annual Revolution Day parade Wednesday, was simply insane.
NEWS
January 15, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, defending himself against the rising anger here and abroad over the killing of 14 Lithuanian nationalists by Soviet troops, said on Monday that it was the local military commander, not Moscow, who decided to use force in seizing a television center, but that the general was acting within his authority. "We did not want, and do not want, this," Gorbachev said of the weekend violence in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.
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January 15, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, defending himself against the rising anger here and abroad over the killing of 14 Lithuanian nationalists by Soviet troops, said on Monday that it was the local military commander, not Moscow, who decided to use force in seizing a television center, but that the general was acting within his authority. "We did not want, and do not want, this," Gorbachev said of the weekend violence in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.
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January 15, 1991 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lithuanian activists, incensed over President Bush's reaction to a Soviet crackdown on the Baltic republic, lined the steps of Los Angeles' City Hall on Monday and called for a sterner, more decisive condemnation of the Red Army's assault on civilians in their homeland. Protesters railed at the Bush Administration for warning Soviet leaders to curb military actions such as the seizure of Lithuania's radio and television center on Sunday.
NEWS
January 15, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Somberly and by the thousands, they waited patiently as the snow fell here Monday to honor Loreta Asanaviciute, a young woman who had tried to stop a tank with her body; Ignas Simulionis, 17, whose dream was to be a doctor, and the others. The line twisted and turned, doubled back on itself and ran up the block to a traffic light before turning right and disappearing in the distance.
NEWS
January 15, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearful that the Kremlin is regressing to the Stalinist excesses that enslaved them for decades, East European governments on Monday denounced the Soviet crackdown in Lithuania that killed more than a dozen unarmed civilians. "We cannot accept the military action in Lithuania. We condemn and deplore it," Hungarian Prime Minister Jozsef Antall told a special session of Parliament convened to discuss the Soviet crisis.
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January 15, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S.-Soviet summit conference scheduled to begin in four weeks in Moscow is now likely to be postponed, a victim of the twin crises in Lithuania and the Persian Gulf, the White House said Monday. "Clearly, the trip to Moscow is up in the air. I think there's a general skepticism now that we would go," White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said. The White House also held out the prospects that stepped-up economic aid to the Soviet Union may be in jeopardy.
NEWS
November 11, 1990 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Red Square gunman who fired two shots across from Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was identified Saturday as a radical activist who had hawked subversive leaflets and belonged to a new party pledged to remove the Communists from power. Vladimir A. Kryuchkov, chief of the KGB security agency, had indicated last week that officials believed Alexander A. Shmonov, 38, of Leningrad, who fired a sawed-off shotgun during the annual Revolution Day parade Wednesday, was simply insane.
NEWS
January 15, 1991 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lithuanian activists, incensed over President Bush's reaction to a Soviet crackdown on the Baltic republic, lined the steps of Los Angeles' City Hall on Monday and called for a sterner, more decisive condemnation of the Red Army's assault on civilians in their homeland. Protesters railed at the Bush Administration for warning Soviet leaders to curb military actions such as the seizure of Lithuania's radio and television center on Sunday.
NEWS
July 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Armenian militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles in a disputed region of Azerbaijan, killing three people and wounding 24 in an ensuing gunfight with the convoy's Soviet troop escort, the official Tass news agency said Thursday. President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, informed of the attack while presiding over the 28th Communist Party Congress in Moscow, told delegates that ethnic bloodshed in the region must come to an end.
NEWS
November 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
A man who opened fire on Red Square a short distance from President Mikhail S. Gorbachev during the Revolution Day parade has been charged with committing a terrorist act, a spokesman for the KGB secret police said Thursday. Alexander A. Shmonov, 38, of Leningrad, will undergo psychiatric tests to determine whether he was sane at the time of the shooting Wednesday, said Alexei Kandaurov, deputy director of the KGB public relations office. He gave no other details on the case.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Angry Communists demanded a return to orthodoxy, radicals accused them of leading Russia to ruin and one marcher fired shotgun blasts within sight of Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Wednesday as the traditionally staid ceremonies marking the Bolshevik Revolution exposed the scale of the nation's discord and discontent.
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