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2016.03.14 09:58

Lithuania celebrated the 26 years of restored independence on Friday

Algirdas Acus 2016.03.14 09:58

The historic 1990 separation from the Soviet Union was traditionally celebrated at a solemn meeting of the Lithuanian Parliament, followed by the raising of the national flags of the three Baltic States outside the parliament building and a parade to the Cathedral Square.

The historic 1990 separation from the Soviet Union was traditionally celebrated at a solemn meeting of the Lithuanian Parliament, followed by the raising of the national flags of the three Baltic States outside the parliament building and a parade to the Cathedral Square.

A number of concerts, festive events and exhibitions were held across the country, with one the most interesting events organized in Telšiai. This city being the Lithuanian capital of culture this year put up a massive march with a 250-meter long national flag.

Headed by Vytautas Landsbergis, the Supreme Council of Lithuania adopted the Act of Restoration of Independence on the evening of 11th March 1990, making the country the first Soviet republic to split from Moscow.

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Vs from celebrations in Telšiai

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ALINA from Telšiai:
I can see that this Unity Flag has attracted many people. Perhaps it’s because we are the Lithuanian capital of culture this year, and we must show all the best we have.

Celebrations in Panevėžys

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Major TADAS ČERNIAUSKAS, Commander of the King Mindaugas battalion:
The youngest person who managed to run the route was just four years old, while the youngest who tried  to join was a two year old girl, but she stopped in the middle, and her mother helped to finish the route by taking daughter on her hands.

Celebrations in Kaunas

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