Mikhail Gorbachev
Foreign affairs

Lithuania will not seek to have Gorbachev appear in court in January 13 case

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, will not be part of the court proceedings in Lithuania which try to bring to justice individuals responsible for civilian deaths during the attempted coup of January 1991 in Vilnius. […]

Janaury 13, 1991

Soviet defence minister indicted in January 13 case

Soviet Union‘s Defence Minister Dmitry Yazov has been named in the so-called January 13 case in Lithuania. He is accused of establishing in late 1990 an organized group of 160 army officers and political figures, aimed at re-incorporating Lithuania into the USSR, according to the indictment drafted by Lithuania’s Prosecutor General‘s Office. […]