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Lithuanians angered by new Russian coins with Soviet-era Green Bridge sculptures

  • 2016-08-04
  • BNS/TBT Staff/Vilnius
The portrayal of Soviet troop sculptures since removed from the Green Bridge in Vilnius on newly-issued coins has illustrated that Russian is unwilling to accept the realities of the Soviet occupation of Lithuania, a high-ranking Lithuanian diplomat announced on Wednesday. Rolandas Kacinskas, director of the Foreign Ministry's Political Department, commented on the five-ruble coin put in circulation by the central bank of Russia, which shows the name of Vilnius between two pentagrams and the date of July 13, 1944, the day when the Red Army invaded the Lithuanian capit...
 
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