The decision of the Lithuanian people to fight for freedom, democracy,
and independence from Soviet control was a blow to communist influence
in Europe. In January 1991, as the Soviet bloc was crumbling, Russian
soldiers attempted to stop the Lithuanian fight for democracy. The
soldiers attacked the main television studio and broadcast tower in the
city of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. That event is now celebrated as
a national holiday. One broadcaster, Egle Bucelyte, courageously defied
the attacking Russian soldiers by risking her own life to stay on the
air and report the day's events to the Lithuanian people.
Egle Bucelyte. Interview. Egle Bucelyte. History Heard. 10 July 2010.