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Vilnius-Memorial

 

In Antakalnis Cemetery, commemorating the 14, mainly young, people who died trying to protect the TV station from takeowever by Russian troops on 13 January 1991.  Read the story here and in Wikipedia.

Vilnius-Memorial

 

In Antakalnis Cemetery, commemorating the 14, mainly young, people who died trying to protect the TV station from takeowever by Russian troops on 13 January 1991.  Read the story here and in Wikipedia.

comments (8)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Sep 2017, 00:41
Jolie statue avec des lignes modernes.
Tom Wilson: Yes, a fine statue.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 12 Sep 2017, 05:25
It is a lovely sculpture, Tom.
Tom Wilson: I thought so, too, Ray
Thank you for including links to the history - I did not know all of that...
This is a beautiful statue, curiously reminiscent of the "Pieta".
Tom Wilson: I think that what happened at the time of the collapse of the USSR was not widely known at the time - I think we in the West assumed it had all gone smoothly smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Sep 2017, 05:53
Thank you for the link, I cannot remember the event Tom. I think the deposition makes a fine memorial to those who died. I like the strong diagonals, which give a sense of drama and movement.
Tom Wilson: It's a fine memorial - the poor youngsters were using sticks and stones against Kalashnikovs
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Sep 2017, 06:26
Heroes all
Tom Wilson: Indeed they were - most of them in their teens and twenties.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Sep 2017, 10:06
An interestion version of the 'Pietà ' and a memorial worth the resistance.
Tom Wilson: Yes, it is certainly reminiscent of Michaleangelo!
Very poignant memorial.
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Brian.
A fitting memorial to those who gave their lives for freedom
Tom Wilson: It is, Bill - and always well-tended.

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