Donation of Skuodis' Documents to the Lithuanian Central State Archives
The first group of Skuodis’ documents was given to the Lithuanian Central State Archives in March 1988. This means that the collection was created very early, even before Sąjūdis (the Lithuanian Reform Movement) started. This is an interesting fact, especially since Skuodis was an anti-Soviet dissident and ex-political prisoner. From this time onwards, the archive received new material from Skuodis from time to time, almost every year. Thus, the establishment of the collection and the fact that the state archive started to collect material about Skuodis, as well as his agreement to provide the archive with documents from his private papers, allows us to envisage the changing political situation. Mikhail Gorbachev’s Perestroika had probably already reached a certain stage, and had started to change the political climate in Soviet Lithuania.
Vilnius O. Milašiaus gatvė 21, Lithuania 10102
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