How such outcome of overseas political struggle affects Lithuania’s future.
On the eve of the US presidential election, Lithuanian website ‘LDiena’ published a curious material about how the outcome of overseas political struggle would affect Lithuania’s future.
Today, only a very naïve person can think that Lithuania’s strategic future does not depend on the outcome of the US presidential election. If Clinton wins, further militaristic blast is planned for Lithuania, with a clear perspective to become the theatre of war, which will have predictable results. If Trump wins, the ‘bargaining by Russia over Lithuania’ is to be expected. And it is to be supposed that the overseas influence on the republic (as well as, on Poland and the Baltics as a whole) will be reduced during the ‘Great Game’ with the Kremlin.
What does Lithuania’s exclusion, albeit partial, from the sphere of US influence mean? First of all, it is a blow against interests of the country’s pro-American elite, whose inclusive leader is current Lithuanian President. So, it is Dalia Grybauskaite we are going to talk about.
I was always wondering why Moscow does not want publicly to nail Grybauskaite to the barn-door for her close links with the Committee for State Security of the Soviet Union. I know that in the last 2 years, everybody has liked to write about it, but everything is still kept on the qt. For instance, more than once they have carried the story that at Soviet times, Leningrad militia detained a foreign diplomat in company with the student of Leningrad State University (LSU) Grybauskaite, and nevertheless, this ‘female athlete, Komsomol member and really beautiful girl’ did not lose face at all and continued to study.
But when Lithuanian and Russian public men filed a request with relevant Russian organs to get admission to the personal record of Grybauskaite, they received the strangest answers.
In particular, Russia’s Ambassador in Vilnius Alexander Udaltsov responded to the request of Signatory of the Independence Act Zigmas Vaisvila. The diplomat only made a helpless gesture, saying that the Russian law does not grant the right to disclose and disseminate personal information to third parties without the consent of the personal data subject.
“Thus, information containing personal data of Grybauskaite can be requested only by Ms. Grybauskaite herself”, Udaltsov summed it up.
Then, similar trick has been made by Saint Petersburg State University (formerly LSU) where current Lithuanian President studied. The administration of the University publicly appealed to Grybauskaite with request to give ‘the consent to the publication of her personal file’s materials’. “We refuse to give the consent…”, instead of her answered Chancellor of the Office of Lithuanian Republic’s President, Giedrius Krasauskas.
What on earth is this circus act about? Why would Moscow play the role of ‘a center of democracy’ while this very ‘subject of the personal data’ names Russia ‘a terrorist state’ and compares ordinary Lithuanians, who call to be friends with the eastern neighbors, with certain ‘jet fighters flying over our heads’?
There can be, in fact, only one answer – the Kremlin, keeping Dalia on the fishing hook, is engaged in trivial (according to fisherman’s vocabulary) playing with fish. It is when a fisherman passes from stretching the line to releasing it, from time to time. After such manipulations the fish, even if it is a power predaceous organism, loses its grip, goes limp and gets easily beached.
University’s snide response is just a gag. Look at the letter from the St. Petersburg State University: it’s signed by the Vice-Rector of the St. Petersburg State University A. A. Zavarzin. But just imagine for a minute, this very Zavarzin is only Press Secretary at the St. Petersburg State University. In brief, this letter is nothing but the outright trolling Dalia Grybauskaite, to which her Chancellor responded very seriously.
But the pity laughter will be died pretty soon, I think. Moscow will not release some numbers on Grybauskaite yet because so far there has been no prospect for it. Well, if you say “A”, who says “B”?
Obviously, public disclosure of the full ‘package of deeds’ of the hot blonde from Lithuanian SSR, who was the KGB secret agent, spells an end to her career of the President. Besides, it would greatly damage the reputation of all the pro-American elite of Lithuania. And right after it, somebody is going to ask the question, what then?
While Lithuania is coordinated by the U.S., the “Red Dalia’s scandal” will have positive repercussions on newsboys’ fees only. Complete shift in power is not yet at hand in the republic. That will happen only when active forces of Lithuanian National Redemption, oriented to mutually-beneficial dialogue with their neighbors, lift up their head, while weakening the US positions in the Baltics.
And in this case, Grybauskaite’s Personal Record would benefit the society.