Remains of Lithuanian partisan Ivanauskas found in Vilnius

Orphans' Cemetery in the Antakalnis area of Vilnius

Archeologists have found the remains of Lithuanian partisan Albinas Ivanauskas at the Orphans' Cemetery in the Antakalnis area of Vilnius. They were found near the place were the remains of Lithuanian partisan commander Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas were discovered in June, the LNK TV channel reports.

Lab tests later confirmed the authenticity of Ivanauskas' remains. He was executed by firing at the KGB prison in Vilnius in 1957. Only one other tomb separated Ivanauskas' burial site from the grave of Ramanauskas-Vanagas.

The partisan was executed at the same place as Ramanauskas-Vanagas but two months earlier.

The remains of Ramanauskas-Vanagas who fought against Soviet occupation were found in June and an anthropological analysis, DNA tests as well as the comparison of its scull and personal photographs confirmed his identity, representatives of Vilnius Universities told BNS Lithuania.

Researchers say the remains of other Lithuanian partisans could be buried at the same cemetery.

Source: BNS
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