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Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
Lietuvos Tarybų Socialistinė Respublika (Lithuanian)
Литовская Советская Социалистическая Республика (Russian)
1940–1941
1944–1990/1991
Flag of Lithuanian SSR
Flag
(1953–1988)
State emblem (1940–1990) of Lithuanian SSR
State emblem
(1940–1990)
Motto: Visų šalių proletarai, vienykitės! (Lithuanian)
"Workers of the world, unite!"
Anthem: 
Tautiška giesmė
(1944–1950, 1988–1990/1991)

Anthem of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
(1950–1988)
Location of Lithuania (red) within the Soviet Union
Location of Lithuania (red) within the Soviet Union
StatusUnrecognized Soviet Socialist Republic
(1940–1941, 1944–1990/1991)
De facto sovereign entity (1990–1991)
CapitalVilnius
Common languagesLithuanian, Russian
Demonym(s)Lithuanian
Soviet
GovernmentStalinist one-party totalitarian dictatorship (1940–1953)
Unitary Marxist-Leninist one-party Soviet-style socialist republic (1953–1989)
Unitary parliamentary republic (1989–1991)
First Secretary 
• 1940–1974
Antanas Sniečkus
• 1974–1987
Petras Griškevičius
• 1987–1988
Ringaudas Songaila
• 1988–1990
Algirdas Brazauskas
Chairman of the Supreme Council 
• 1990–1991
Vytautas Landsbergis
LegislatureSupreme Soviet
Historical eraWorld War II · Cold War
16 June 1940
• SSR established
21 July 1940
• Illegally annexed by USSR, Lithuania continued de jure
3 August 1940
June 1941
• Soviet re-occupation
SSR re-established
September–November 1944
1988
• Sovereignty declared
18 May 1989
11 March 1990
• Independence recognised by the State Council of the Soviet Union
6 September 1991
Area
198965,200 km2 (25,200 sq mi)
Population
• 1989
3,689,779
CurrencySoviet rouble (Rbl) (SUR)
Calling code7 012
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Lithuania
Lithuania
Today part ofLithuania

The Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic was a Soviet socialist republic from 1940-1941 and 1944-1989. It is today part of Lithuania.

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