'You have emerged from the shadow'

  • 2006-10-18
  • Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain
You have emerged from the shadow of the Soviet Union and blossomed as sovereign states, taking up your rightful places in the international community and as respected members of the European Union and NATO. It is a transformation - political, economic and social - for which there are few parallels in the history of Europe.But we should never forget what Lithuania has suffered along the road to freedom. The years of murder, torture, deportations and exile during much of the twentieth century are amongst the darkest passages in the history of our continent. Here in Vilnius we cannot forget t...
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