The operation, code-named Vesna (“spring” in Russian), saw over 40,000 people deported from Lithuania on May 22-23.
Most of the deportees ended up in Krasnoyarks Krai in Siberia, others in Buryatia in Russia’s far east.
Over 5,000 of them died of slavish labour, deprivation and diseases.
A small ceremony will be held in Vilnius near a monument to Soviet occupation victims.
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