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April 8, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vladislav Shved bursts into his office and throws a pile of newspapers down onto his heavy wooden desk in disgust. They are the newspapers of the pro-independence movement of Lithuania, and each one of them refers to Shved as a "fanatic" and proposes to shut down his opposition group. Shved, the leader of the small but vocal faction of the Communist Party here that is still loyal to Moscow, says the Lithuanian media have him all wrong.
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April 8, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vladislav Shved bursts into his office and throws a pile of newspapers down onto his heavy wooden desk in disgust. They are the newspapers of the pro-independence movement of Lithuania, and each one of them refers to Shved as a "fanatic" and proposes to shut down his opposition group. Shved, the leader of the small but vocal faction of the Communist Party here that is still loyal to Moscow, says the Lithuanian media have him all wrong.
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January 23, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drum roll of gunfire in the Baltics has heralded the potential dictatorship that former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze had warned of. "Committees of National Salvation," overtly or covertly linked to hard-line Communist Party leaders and claiming the allegiance of army generals and elite Interior Ministry forces, are clamoring for the dissolution of the parliaments in the Baltic states.
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January 10, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet troops and armored vehicles were deployed in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators opposing and supporting the republic's struggle for independence from the Soviet Union confronted one another across a square in the city's center. An estimated 8,000 pro-Moscow demonstrators, demanding that President Mikhail S.
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March 28, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lithuanian leaders, outraged at the first use of military force since their declaration of secession, demanded Tuesday that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev surrender deserters brutally "kidnaped" by Soviet army paratroopers and appealed to the West for help.
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