Posts published in Day: January 12, 2020

Occupied but not silenced. January 13, 1991: the night when Soviets stormed LRT

Sunday, January 12, 2020

January 13, 1991. Months after Lithuania declared independence, Soviets leave their bases and move to occupy the Radio and Television building, the TV tower, as well as the parliament. Journalists working for LRT today were at their desks when the first shots were fired.  “When we heard that tanks were moving towards the TV tower […] we ran outside […] to try and reach the tank column,” remembers LRT radio…