June 6, 2014

NATO Bolsters the Baltics Against Russia

Paul Ames, Global Post

The Associated Press

There are poignant new additions to the monument honoring the defenders of Lithuania's parliament against Soviet troops who tried to snuff out the then-communist country's bid for independence in January 1991.

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TAGGED: Baltic States, Baltics, NATO, Russia, Lithuania


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