Here for the long haul

  • 1999-09-23
  • By Peter J. Mladineo
The Lithuania Jeffrey Harder found when he arrived in 1992 was worlds apart from his native Florida - and not too similar to the Lithuania that exists now."Things, I think, are better now," says Harder. "It's a whole different place. You've got choices, supermarkets."Harder arrived on New Year's Day, 1992, less than a year after the fateful events of January, 1991."It was bizarre because we had rubles and Russian troops, and we didn't have shopping malls," he said.He recalls the bazaars, the ubiquitous food lines and even the long-awaited chicken trucks being mobbed by the babushkas, someho...
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