Name: 1000th Anniversary of Lithuania
Date of Issue: 04 July 2009
3 Lt: The declaration of the Council of the Movement the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania was accepted (1949).
3 Lt: "Chronicle of the Catholic Church of Lithuania" was launched illegal (1972).
3 Lt: The Lithuanian Reform Movement „Sąjūdis" was established (1988).
3 Lt: Lithuania signed the act of an independent state reconstruction (1990).
3 Lt: Lithuania became a member of the European Union (2004).
3 Lt: Lithuania joined into the Schengen Area (2007).
After losing its independence in the beginning of the World War II, Lithuania has spent five decades for fighting it back. In the beginning it was an armed fight, the principal purpose of which was restoration of independent democratic Lithuania, as announced in the declaration of the Council of the Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania of the 16th of February 1949. However, the partisan movement could not win the victory against the army and repressive structures of a huge totalitarian state.
The armed resistance eventually was replaced by the passive opposition, which also included such activities as communicating the actual news from Lithuania to the world "behind the Iron Curtain". The information from the publication "Chronicle of the Catholic Church in Lithuania", which was launched on the 19th of March 1972, was transmitted to Lithuania through radio waves, constantly reminding the main purposes of the partisan movement.
The Lithuanian Reform Movement „Sąjūdis", established on the 3rd of June 1988, was the embodiment of the nation's expectations cherished for decades. On the 11th of March 1990 it brought the re-establishment of the independence of Lithuania.
After the collapse of USSR the process of Lithuania's return into free world and Europe started, the culmination of which was the joining of the European Union on the 1st of May 2004.
One of the most prominent manifestations of Lithuania's integration into the community of Europe was the entry into Schengen Area on 21st of December 2007, which allowed our citizens to move freely within many countries of Europe.
1000th Anniversary of Lithuania Series FDCs
2007, 2008, 2009.
Sunday, August 9, 2009