Morning has not dawned yet

2018, March 5

In 1990, after 50 years of soviet domination, Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to declare itself independent and become a sovereign state. Within two years, the remaining 14 Soviet republics followed into independence ushering in the end of the world’s largest communist state. A long lasting period of oppression on Lithuania’s history and national identity have shaped the country, its resources, its economic system and its people.