Nijolė Maslauskienė is the head of Lithuanian Communist Party (LCP) Documents Archive which is the subdivision of Lithuanian Special Archive. Maslauskienė is a leading expert in LCP archives, she wrote a couple of articles on the history of LCP. She has been working in the archive since 1987.
Nijolė Maslauskienė graduated Vilnius University in 1981 and started her professional career in 1987 in the Archive of the Institute of Communist Party History. Her main research area is the history of Lithuanian Communist Party.
According to Maslauskienė, cultural opposition is a special way of thinking and acting. It is a certain social position taken by a person. These people never protested directly against the Soviet regime. They never criticised the regime openly, for they were not underground activists. The main concern of the 'cultural opposition' was to use legal political ways to preserve Lithuania's national cultural heritage. Maslauskienė does not identify with the cultural opposition herself.
Maslauskienė considers the preservation of documents relating to cultural opposition and the anti-communist movement as being very important. After she was informed about the project, she told interviewers that the staff of the archive would prepare special exhibitions for visitors (students) about the activities of the cultural opposition during the Soviet period.
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