Pomp and circumstance

A flag-hoisting ceremony takes place at Nepriklausomybes plaza in Vilnius on Sunday. Lithuania commemorates the 68th anniversary of over 30,000 deportations to Siberia and the far northern territories of the Soviet Union on 14 June 1941.The partial removal of potentially trouble-making ethnic groups was a technique used consistently by Joseph Stalin during his career.
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( Getty Images photo by Petras Malukas / June 14, 2009 )

A flag-hoisting ceremony takes place at Nepriklausomybes plaza in Vilnius on Sunday. Lithuania commemorates the 68th anniversary of over 30,000 deportations to Siberia and the far northern territories of the Soviet Union on 14 June 1941.The partial removal of potentially trouble-making ethnic groups was a technique used consistently by Joseph Stalin during his career.

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