Gražina Ručyte-Landsbergiene, the wife of Lithuania's first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis, died at the age of 90 on March 11. Ručytė-Landsbergienė was born in the eastern Lithuanian town of Anykščiai in 1930, and studied at the Kaunas Conservatoire. Her studies were interrupted by her deportation to Siberia in 1949. Back in Lithuania, Ručytė-Landsbergienė taught at the Vilnius Pedagogical Institute and the Lithuanian Music Academy. She became the head of the Landsbergis Foundation in 1991 and the Lithuanian representative of the US Lithuanian Orphan Care Committee...
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