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Lithuanian website publishes lists of KGB city and district staff

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Lists of KGB staff in Lithuania's cities and districts have been published online, the State Genocide Research Centre of Lithuania announces.

628 documents have been uploaded to the website KGB Activities in Lithuania (www.kgbveikla.lt), reflecting activities of the KGB divisions in Lithuania's cities and districts, their specifics, and containing the agency's lists from the 1980s.

"We now have information from all districts. The lists have been published for the first time," Teresė Birutė Burauskaitė, director of the center, told BNS on Wednesday.

"There was a central institution in the KGB structure. We have published information according to units, boards, services, as well as cities and districts. We now published city and district documents," she said.

There were KGB divisions in the five biggest cities of Soviet-occupied Lithuania and 44 subdivisions in other towns and districts. Their distribution matched Lithuania's territorial administrative division.

Burauskaitė said she could not say how many people there were on the lists but, she said, there were hundreds of them. According to BNS calculations, the lists contain names of 53 KGB staff in Vilnius, around 300 in Kaunas, and 98 in Klaipėda.

According to a statement by the State Genocide Research Centre of Lithuania, city and district divisions would thoroughly perform functions of the KGB of the Soviet Republic of Lithuania. Activities of local divisions would be determined by their geographical location (border zones, the seaside), by local objects (important strategic industrial, transport, military enterprises, military units) as well as local people's relation to the regime (former deportees, prisoners, religious people, clergy, people with relatives or acquaintances in the West, working for local education institutions or other objects of strategic importance as well as active participants of the anti-Soviet, especially religious, resistance).

The KGB had city and district representative offices in 1954-1967, and city and district divisions were established in 1967. A special division for Vilnius was established only in 1984. Until then, the territory was covered by the central KGB division of the Soviet Republic of Lithuania.

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