Disinfo: Lithuania ultimately developed a dictatorship and personality cult

Summary

Lithuania ultimately developed a dictatorship of one party and personality cult of its spiritual leader Vytautas Landsbergis. Conservatives are acting as Soviet communists and have more powers than communists in Soviet times.

Disproof

Recurring Kremlin disinformation about Lithuania as a non-democratic country under dictatorial rule.

Lithuania is a democratic country, member of the European Union. Freedom House evaluates the country as “free” with a high score of democracy (90 points from 100).

Recent elections were held in Lithuania in 2020. The winner was the Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservators). Regardless, the results of elections did not allow conservators to form the government on their own. They signed the coalition agreement with the Liberal Movement and the Freedom Party.

Claim about the “personality cult” of Vytautas Landsbergis is a speculative one. Vytautas Landsbergis (born in 1932) is a well-known Lithuanian politician. He was head of Seimas in 1990-1992 and the first de facto Lithuania leader after the restoration of state independence on March 11, 1990 (more about V. Landsbergis see here). He is no longer active in the political life of Lithuania.

See other similar examples of disinformation about Lithuania: Lithuania fell into totalitarian dictatorship; The Russophobic political power in Lithuania will undermine the president; In attempts to cover up the January 13 provocation, Lithuania has transformed into the North Korea of the EU

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  • Reported in: Issue 272
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/02/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian, Lithuanian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Lithuania
  • Keywords: Democracy, Dictatorship, Rule of law, USSR
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