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July 17, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
The head of Lithuania's independence movement, in a rousing yet cautionary report to Los Angeles' Lithuanian community, issued a plea Sunday for "true freedom" in his homeland but warned that reformists must tread carefully. Vytautis Landsbergis, a music professor and chairman of Lithuania's Sajudis movement for freedom from Soviet control, spoke to several hundred people at the St.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
The head of Lithuania's independence movement, in a rousing yet cautionary report to Los Angeles' Lithuanian community, issued a plea Sunday for "true freedom" in his homeland but warned that reformists must tread carefully. Vytautis Landsbergis, a music professor and chairman of Lithuania's Sajudis movement for freedom from Soviet control, spoke to several hundred people at the St.
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August 13, 1989 | Andrew Nagorski, Andrew Nagorski is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Kremlin long held these truths to be self-evident: All Soviet republics are created equal, endowed by the system with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the option of secession. But in the new age of glasnost , pressure mounts in many parts of the Soviet empire to drop such ritualistic claims as outright lies. Consider the 50th anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet pact on Aug.
NEWS
March 19, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
In the most fiercely fought contests of the Soviet Union's current parliamentary election campaign, candidates of a strongly nationalist movement appear likely to defeat the official Communist Party slate here in the Baltic republic of Lithuania. The Lithuanian Reform Movement is predicting that its candidates will win at least 30 of the 42 seats at stake here in the elections next Sunday for the Soviet Union's new Congress of People's Deputies.
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March 28, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
In a protest vote that will echo across the Soviet Union, senior Communist Party officials were defeated in Moscow, Leningrad, the Ukraine and the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the country's first contested national elections virtually since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution brought the party to power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1990 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day that Secretary of State James Baker and Soviet Foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze debated the destiny of a nation that many Americans could place no more precisely than "over there," Rachel Samolis was at home in Marina del Rey, shuttling between the fax machine upstairs and her desk phone downstairs pitching Lithuania. To a radio talk show producer: "It's about Lithuanian independence, a very current issue. . . . Oh, interesting, I have a perfect person for her. . . ."
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