Special signs placed on gravestones of Soviet troops in north Lithuania
The municipality of the Biržai district, northern Lithuania, has initiated placement of signs next to gravestones of Soviet troops to specify that the inscriptions on the gravestones are not consistent with historical truth, Lietuvos Žinios daily said on Saturday.
"We feel we have contributed to reflecting the historical truth and we think we did a good thing. However, we would not be surprised, if our efforts will be interpreted as self-will," Dalius Mikelionis, heritage protection specialist at the Biržai municipality, told the daily.
Audrius Skaistys, deputy director of the Lithuanian Cultural Heritage Department, said municipalities were free to build explanatory signs next to monuments and did not need any instructions.