Jurijus Melas
Foreign affairs

Defendants in 13 January 1991 case plead not guilty to war crimes charges

The lawyers for the defendants in the case surrounding the bloody attempted coup of 13 January 1991 told a Lithuanian court on Monday that their clients would plead not guilty. […]

Algirdas Paleckis

Founder and former leader of Socialist People’s Front in Lithuania leaves party

Algirdas Paleckis, the founder and long-time member of the Socialist People’s Front in Lithuania, has cancelled his membership in the organisation and political party he helped create. […]

January 1991 in Vilnius

How Western media reported the events of January 13, 1991

Western media reacted to the events of January 1991 in Lithuania cautiously at the time. Almost all the foreign media that covered the events of January 13 condemned the Soviet aggression and respected Lithuania’s fight for freedom. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis

Vytautas Landsbergis snubs January 13 events at Seimas

Vytautas Landsbergis, the first head of state of Lithuania after secession from the Soviet Union in 1990, has caused minor controversy by refusing to participate in January 13 commemoration events in parliament. […]