Union of Lithuanian Freedom Fighters

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The Union of Lithuanian Freedom Fighters or Movement for the Struggle for Lithuanian Freedom (Lithuanian: Lietuvos laisvės kovos sąjūdis or LLKS) was a resistance organization of the Lithuanian partisans, waging a guerrilla war against the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II. The organization was established on February 10, 1949, during a meeting of all partisan commanders in Minaičiai village. Jonas Žemaitis (codename Vytautas) was elected as the chairman of its presidium. On February 16, the 21st anniversary of the 1918 Act of Independence of Lithuania, the Union adopted a declaration proclaiming itself to be the supreme political and military authority in Lithuania. In 1996, after Lithuania regained independence in 1990, the Seimas (parliament) recognized the declaration as an official act of the Republic of Lithuania and Žemaitis as President of Lithuania. The organization and the partisan war were suppressed by the Soviet security agencies by 1953.

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LLKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Western Lithuania (Jūra) District
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southern Lithuania (Nemunas) District
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eastern Lithuania (King Mindaugas) District
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Žemaičiai
 
Prisikėlimas
 
Kęstutis
 
 
Tauras
 
Dainava
 
 
Algimantas
 
Vytautas
 
Vytis
 
Didžioji kova
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alka
 
 
Maironis
 
 
Vaidotas
 
 
 
Vytautas
 
 
Dzūkai
 
 
 
Žalioji
 
 
Tigras
 
 
Krikštaponis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Šatrija
 
 
Duke Žvelgaitis
 
 
Birutė
 
 
 
Žalgiris
 
 
Šarūnas
 
 
 
Šarūnas
 
 
Liūtas
 
 
Briedis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kardas
 
 
Juozapavičius
 
 
Butageidis
 
 
 
Geležinis vilkas
 
 
Kazimieraitis
 
 
 
Duke Margiris
 
 
Lokys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lietuvos žalioji
 

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