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Lithuania publishes KGB files on-line!

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posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 01:47 AM
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VILNIUS - A Lithuanian research center has launched a Web site that allows the public to access original KGB documents online.
Activated on Sept. 3, the site www.kgbdocuments.eu contains working documents from various KGB departments, as well as descriptive articles on the activities of Soviet state security agencies in Lithuania from 1940 to 1991. The material is presented in English and Russian.
The Lithuanian Genocide and Resistance Center, which created the site, has invited all former Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries to contribute material to the database, which they hope will become one of the largest archives of original KGB documents on the Internet. Source


Any student or researcher of Lithuanian, Baltic or Eastern European history will certainly welcome this valuable resource. Records and documents from the decades when Lithuania (and the other Baltic States: Latvia and Estonia) fell under the domination of the Soviet Union and the dread KGB have been assembled and placed on-line. What makes this resource especially valuable is that they have all been translated into English!

It should be interesting to go through these records. Being of Lithuanian heritage, I will be especially alert to the KGB campaign to portray Lithuania as a willing member of the Soviet Socialist Republics. I have long been aware that Lithuania was forced, literally at gunpoint, to join the Soviet Socialist Republic but most people aren't aware that this was certainly not a voluntary act.

There's a lot of material here but I'll post interesting highlights as I go through these records.




posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 11:01 PM
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This website is good. It has both a Lithuanian language section and an English language section. I have accessed the site a number of times and have found the information extremely useful. I would not only like to recommend that others check out the site, I would like to thank the Benevolent Tyrant for having posted this information to begin with, as it helps reveal a part of history that has tended to be ignored.



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