The year 1990 was a turning point in overcoming the communist heritage and shaping democracy in Central and Eastern European countries. That year brought the first fully free parliamentary, presidential and local government elections in most of the countries.

The year 1990 was also the beginning of a new era for the Baltic States, such as Lithuania, which was the first country of that region to declare its independence after 50 years of Soviet rule.

What was the situation in Lithuania in 1990? What challenges did the country, which formally was a Soviet republic and part of the USSR, face? What price did Lithuanians have to pay for their freedom?

The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe invites you to a lecture by

dr Inga Vinogradnaitė

 under the title: " Lithuania's re-establishment of independence. Challenges the country faced",

 which will be held

 20 April (Tuesday), at 18:00 CET

 on the Zoom platform: Webinar ID: 955 9102 9301

 Lecture in Lithuanian, simultaneously translated into Polish.

(Important: to use the translation option, please download the latest version of Zoom. On the website go to "Resources", select "Download Zoom Client" and then click on the "Download" button. Alternatively, you can use the ready-made link:


Inga Vinogradnaitė, PhD, associate professor, political scientist. Researcher at the Institute for International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University.

The partner of the Krzyżowa Foundation in organising the meeting is the College of Eastern Europe.

The lecture is organised within the project "1990 / Year One. The democratic transformation in former Eastern Bloc countries". It is implemented in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Lithuania, within the framework of the Europe for Citizens Programme - Strand 1. European Remembrance  programme and is co-financed by the European Commission.


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