Birthdays are a time for reflection, and with three different ones on its calendar, Lithuania has ample opportunity to do just that. Rokas M. Tracevskis is usually busy reporting at these times, but this year, he takes a look back at how his native country surmounted the odds and helped change the course of history.Lithuania re-established independence on March 11, 1990. The date is considered the birthday - or rather, the re-birthday - of the country.Nine years ago, Lithuania was making history - for the first and perhaps the last time. In the late '80s, it was the first country in Central...
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