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Russian Train Bearing Soviet Symbols Halted in Lithuania
TheTrumpet.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Jeremiah Jacques

Posted on 05/15/2014 8:17:39 AM PDT by Thistooshallpass9

Border guards at Lithuania’s Kybartai railway checkpoint stopped a train from Kaliningrad, Russia, from entering their nation on Monday because it was adorned with Soviet symbols.

Windows in the chartered train were plastered with posters of Soviet symbols, which are illegal in Lithuania. They’re illegal because Lithuania—like the nation of Ukraine—was part of the Soviet Union for decades, and suffered under ussr oppression.

“It was a terrible 50 years for us in Lithuania,” Sara Linkevičiūtė, a resident of Vilnius, told theTrumpet.com on May 14. “Citizens were deported to Siberia for genocide,” she said, explaining that she and her compatriots would do whatever is necessary to prevent Lithuania from returning to its dark Soviet chapter.

(Excerpt) Read more at thetrumpet.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: lithuania; russia

1 posted on 05/15/2014 8:17:39 AM PDT by Thistooshallpass9
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To: Thistooshallpass9

Good for them.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Heh, whenever you see Russians and Lithuanians together, the Lithuanians usually are poking the Russians with sticks.

Worst that can happen is Russia occupying Lithuania. Again.

3 posted on 05/15/2014 8:36:29 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I don’t think Putin would be that stupid considering Lithuania is a NATO member.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 8:38:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Thistooshallpass9
Nothing that a good long Gun Run wouldn't solve:


5 posted on 05/15/2014 8:44:34 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Thistooshallpass9

Were it not for the Soviet Russians, they’d likely have a standard of living on par with the Finns or Danes. So much wasted.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Thistooshallpass9
Was this guy on the train?
7 posted on 05/15/2014 8:48:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Thistooshallpass9

Lithuania will be punished for the sins of WWII and for not expelling the hoards of Russians the USSR sent to stabilize the country for the Soviets. The same or similar rational will be used by Putin to resurrect the Russian Empire.

And we have Obama and Lurch standing in their way??? Oh well, our military is already got as much as it can handle with transgender policies. Best to completely liquidate it since it takes some much money away from important matters. Homeland Security has enough troops to handle the home front.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 8:48:54 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: dfwgator

“I don’t think Putin would be that stupid considering Lithuania is a NATO member.”

You don’t think that really matters any more do you?
Georgia was NATO and they are up to their eyeballs in
Russians now.

“After officials removed the posters, the train and over 200 Russian passengers were permitted to leave the Kybartai checkpoint.”
Test balloon. Just to see what they would do.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 8:57:46 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Slambat

Georgia is not a member of NATO.


10 posted on 05/15/2014 8:58:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Thistooshallpass9

This article appeared to me to have all the earmarks of propaganda.

So I looked up the Trumpet on their “About” page and low and behold it’s tied to the cult founded by Herbert Armstrong known as the Worldwide Church of God .

So I say, consider the source.


11 posted on 05/15/2014 8:58:32 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: Thistooshallpass9

They removed the posters and the train and 200 (supposed) Russian passengers continued on their trip.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 9:02:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: JimSEA

Ethnic Russians make up only about six percent of the population of Lithuania. In Latvia and Estonia, they make up about a quarter of the population.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 9:06:05 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: JohnKinAK

The worldwide is under new ownership. They reverted to main stream Sunday worship and abandoned the Biblical Holy days in favor of the more popular religious holidays. I don’t think you have anything to fear from them.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 9:07:55 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: JimSEA

What are you talking about? Lithuania has the lowest percentage of Russians (about 5.5) than any of the Baltics. The percentage was more than 9 in 1990. There are more Poles than Russians.

After the world war, Lithuanian partisans for the Russians for more than a decade. That held down the number of Russians staying there.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 9:12:03 AM PDT by IndispensableDestiny
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To: Fiji Hill

You’ve got to include the 200 “tourists” in your calculations. I do imagine Estonia should be the first to fall but Putin might take into account geography as well as ethnicity. It’s adjacent to the isolated sliver of Russia and that isolation has to bother him.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 9:15:53 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: IndispensableDestiny

See #16.


17 posted on 05/15/2014 9:17:26 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Slambat

Was Georgia part of NATO? I was under the impression that they aren’t or weren’t at the time.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 9:19:37 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: IndispensableDestiny
According to this paper (1988), the Lithuanians held out for eight years. Not bad, considering that the only places they could hide were swamps and forests. I haven't recently read this particular paper, but there is a consensus that the resistance movement prevented the Soviets from infesting the territory more than they did.
19 posted on 05/15/2014 9:20:20 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JohnKinAK

The Armstrongites are indeed a poison. There are a few of the fiends on FR.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 9:21:15 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Thistooshallpass9

The train is filled with blank russian passports and citizenship papers. Phase one of Putins MO is to magically create “Russians” in need of protection.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 9:22:00 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: PLMerite

All this talk about the A-10’s... I say we just give/park them in Poland and Lithuania...


22 posted on 05/15/2014 9:27:34 AM PDT by Daus
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To: Thistooshallpass9

Was it Strelnikov?


23 posted on 05/15/2014 9:30:28 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: IndispensableDestiny
There are more Poles than Russians.

The Eastern part of Lithuania was Polish up to 1939, including Wilno (Vilnius)

24 posted on 05/15/2014 9:33:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PLMerite
Nothing that a good long Gun Run wouldn't solve:

One thing you can bet on, even with Reagan, was you'd never see that engaging Soviet owned and controlled assets.
25 posted on 05/15/2014 9:36:43 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: dfwgator
You mean Lithuania was occupied by Poland. ;)

The National Cemetary in Vilnius (Wilno) has a really interesting area of Polish military graves. I'll see if I can find a photo. (It also has a Soviet military section, and as my guide pointed out to me, the "eternal" flame there is extinguished).

26 posted on 05/15/2014 9:39:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Together, Poland and Lithuania had the most powerful Kingdom in Europe.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 9:40:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Polish military graves, Vilnius.

28 posted on 05/15/2014 9:41:41 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Pilsudski was in fact, Lithuanian.


29 posted on 05/15/2014 9:43:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

You are bad

That movie was other day on Movies tv network that Fox owned regular tv channel


30 posted on 05/15/2014 9:47:07 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

IMHO it’s the best movie ever made.


31 posted on 05/15/2014 9:48:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasGunLover
"One thing you can bet on, even with Reagan, was you'd never see that engaging Soviet owned and controlled assets."

The A-10 image was expedient. I couldn't find an image of a Lithuanian ground-attack aircraft on short notice! :)

Although this might be one:


32 posted on 05/15/2014 9:48:58 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: dfwgator

The advantage of living in SO CAL screw TCM they suck lately they been showing a lot of more classic movies on GETTV and Movies tv network in SO CAL


33 posted on 05/15/2014 9:54:12 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: PLMerite
I couldn't find an image of a Lithuanian ground-attack aircraft on short notice!


Anbo VIII

The ANBO VIII was a low-wing monoplane with a tailwheel landing gear, an enclosed two-seat tandem cockpit and powered by a 930 hp (694 kW) Bristol Pegasus XVIII radial engine.[2] The prototype and only ANBO VIII was first flown on 5 September 1939 and was still under test when the country was annexed by the Soviet Union, the prototype was removed by the Soviet authorities for testing.

34 posted on 05/15/2014 10:15:30 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

They are not. I knew they were trying to before Russia
invaded I guess they didn’t make it.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 11:19:39 AM PDT by Slambat
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