Prof. Šarūnas Liekis spoke about the situation in Lithuania during the Soviet Russia-Poland war.

On April 21, 2021, prof. Šarūnas Liekis delivered a lecture on “Circumstances of signing the Lithuania-Soviet Russia agreement. Historical aspects from today’s perspective. ”

A group of teachers and museum staff attended the lecture in which the lecturer analyzed the Bolshevik-Polish war in 1920 in the neighborhood of Lithuania. Prof. Šarūnas Liekis, a member of the Subcommittee on Crime and Holocaust Assessment of the International Commission on the Crimes of the Nazi Occupation Regime, discussed the relations between the states and their approach to each other. The lecturer spoke about Soviet Russia’s aspirations to expand its territory and discussed what territorial plans were related to the Lithuanian state.

In the lecture, the member of the International Commission also spoke about the role of individuals in the events of that time. The professor emphasized that certain human decisions determine one or another historical event, just as a man shapes history.

Forty-two teachers and museum employees attended the lecture. The event was organized within the framework of the International Commission’s program “Education on Totalitarian Regimes, Prevention of Crimes against Humanity and Development of Tolerance”.