The video will present the events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius, Lithuania, which are not widely known in the world. The topic is timely, given that Lithuania in 2011 is celebrating the 20th anniversary of this “victory”.

In January 1991 the Soviet Union attempted through military force to overthrow the government of the Republic of Lithuania and restore the rule of the Soviet Communist Party in the country. These events culminated on January 13, when the unarmed people of Lithuania defended their legitimately elected government and the independence of the Republic of Lithuania (declared on March 11, 1990).

The video will briefly present this dramatic development through interviews with persons who played an important role in the events. Vytautas Landsbergis (then Head of State), Algirdas Saudargas (then Foreign Minister), a Catholic Archbishop and others speak about people’s longing for freedom at that time and their understanding of the meaning of freedom as well as the significance of January 13 in terms of lessons for the world both then and now

Miembros del grupo

  • Mindaugas Klovas
  • Kristupas Surblys
  • Vytautas Saladis
  • Vytautas Jurkus
  • Linas Aleksevičius

Kaunas, Vilnius, Lituania