How Lithuania grasped freedom
Archived Articles 07 Jul 2009  EWR
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BBC News
Lithuania is holding festivities to mark 1,000 years since the country was first mentioned in historic chronicles. It is also 20 years since the nation intensified efforts to split from the USSR. The BBC's Olexiy Solohubenko looks back at 1989 and asks how far the country has come.

Vytautas Landsbergis sits next to his grand piano and talks about music, politics and memories of 1989.

Two decades ago, the music professor - and now member of the European Parliament - was leader of the Sajudis movement struggling for Lithuanian independence.

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