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Romas Kalanta collection

The collection is an album of 24 photographs made by a KGB officer (or secret informer) about the youth protests after the self-immolation of Romas Kalanta in Kaunas in the spring of 1972. The album shows the attitude of the KGB towards the anti-Soviet event and youth protests. On the other hand, it also shows the attitude of the younger generation of Lithuanians towards the regime.


  • 01109 Vilnius Kražių gatvė 5 , Lithuania
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  • Russian


Name of collection

  • Romas Kalanta collection

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • photos: 10-99

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • national

Date of founding

  • 1972

Place of founding

  • Vilnius, 40 Gediminas avenue, 01110 Lithuania
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Creator(s) of content


Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • completely open to the public


  • No publications

Author(s) of this page


Katilius, Algimantas, interview by Grybkauskas, Saulius, August 29, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-20 12:59:25