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Lithuania's struggle for independence

Duration: 05:22

After Lithuania declared its independence in 1990, the USSR feared the breakaway of further Baltic states. In 1991, the Kremlin sent troops into Lithuania to restore Soviet control, culminating in a clash with protesters at the Vilnius TV Tower. This clip shows the desire and sacrifices made by Lithuanians in their struggle for independence.

Available since: Thu 16 Aug 2012

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Curriculum Bites The Fall of the USSR

The key events and personalities which influenced the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

First broadcast: 09 Jan 2008

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