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Published: 14 june 2012 10:07

Lithuania marks Mourning and Hope Day commemorating Soviet mass deportations

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Juliaus Kalinsko / 15min nuotr. / Around 23,000 were jailed, killed, or deported between 1940-1941.

As Lithuania marks the Mourning and Hope Day on Thursday, remembering the night of 14 June 1941 when massive deportations of Lithuanian residents to Russia were started, the country's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that deportees' tragedy today inspires not to lose hope.

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