Historian barred from exclave

  • 2003-05-01
VILNIUSThe Lithuanian Foreign Ministry will ask Russian diplomats to give reasons behind the refusal of entry to the Kaliningrad region to the historian Algirdas Matulevicius.Russian border guards at the Kybartai-Chernyshevskoye border checkpoint on April 24 refused entry to Matulevicius, who was heading a delegation of Lithuanian teachers to the exclave.The Lithuanian daily newspaper Lietuvos Rytas said on April 25 that Russian border officials gave no explanation to the teachers who remained behind on the bus.Matulevicius, 65, is a well-known doctor in history sciences and has been resear...
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