VILNIUS, Lithuania — Workers in Lithuania on Monday began dismantling the last Soviet statues in the capital, following calls prompted by the Ukraine crisis that symbols of the Soviet occupation be removed.
The statues, which depict Soviet-era heroes including Red Army soldiers with machine guns, have commanded a prominent position on the four corners of the historic Green Bridge in central Vilnius since 1952.
It seems that Vilnius began breathing more freely today as these gloomy idols are leaving town one after another.— Giedrius Petrauskas
Lithuania, like countries across Eastern Europe that were controlled by the Soviet Union through the communist era, began …read more
Source: The Epoch Times