Passions boil over land in Zverynas

  • 1999-08-26
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - The opposition Labor Democrats asked Parliament Chairman Vytautas Landsbergis to resign, after the media discovered that the latter paid only 33,000 litas ($8.250) for a plot of land worth half a million litas.Last year, Landsbergis bought a 900-square-meter plot of land in Zverynas, a quiet and prestigious district of Vilnius where he now lives in his flat.Although the Parliament chairman said Lithuanian laws allow the signatories of the Independence Restoration Act of 1990 to purchase land at nominal price, the Labor Democrats claim he should have paid half a million litas for t...
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