Asija: “The most important place for me was the Sobor. Pretty much all of the most significant memories were associated with this building. I remember when a whole bunch of children ran to the Sobor, as a neighbour from a nearby house was getting married there. It was my first encounter with Lithuanian traditions and with the God in the church. I remember when we ran up the stairs and saw the bride with a veil, long white bridal gown and a church decorated with flowers.

When the Sobor was turned into a gallery, movies about the October Revolution were shown on one of its walls during October 7th and May 1st (Soviet celebrations). Young folk gathered, even though the movies were not amusing for anyone. We giggled and jokingly pushed each other around. Many new friendships were formed in that crowd.”


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