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... the Soviets once considered to be just another of their provincial capitals was catapulted to worldwide news networks such as CNN and BBC as the global population impatiently waited how would the Lithuanian aspirations unfold. In March 11th of 1990 in the same old hall of the Supreme Soviet the first democratically-elected parliament to convene in Vilnius declared independence. The Russian blockade followed, leaving Vilnius without fuel for heating or cars, and eventually ...
... was obviously where they used to kill people. You can see the bullet holes on the wall. In this room they showed us a short video of how they used to kill people and how often. In some cases it was one after another. They would shoot them in the head, take their body through the window onto a truck then would pour water on the floor to get most of the blood away and then send the next prisoner in. It was like clock work. Shortly after the museum we headed back to the hostel where ...
... weather was nice. I got to the hill (admission was free) and wandered around for a while.
Legend has it that 800 years ago or so after a huge battle, local people put up crosses for the dead on the hill. The tradition continued and more and more crosses were placed there right up till today. Under Soviet rule, the hill became a symbol of Lithuanian resistance to occupation. With the USSR being a non-religious government, they banned people ...
... one has the right to violence. Everyone has the right to realize his negligibility and magnificence. Everyone has the right to encroach upon eternity. Everyone has the right to understand. Everyone has the right to understand nothing. Everyone has the right to be of various nationalities. Everyone has the right to celebrate or not to celebrate his birthday. Everyone shall remember his name. Everyone may share what he possesses. No-one can ...
... was in the same boat, so we took off for a wander around Vilnius's surprisingly charming Old Town.
So far, my first impressions of Vilnius are really, really positive. The old town is a small, compact walkable area, and I had really missed just walking aimlessly with no set destination -- it's one of my favourite activities. There are craft shops, vintage record stores, and even an arts district that declared 'independence' from Lithuania and ...