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President to Give Up His U.S. Citizenship

From Times Wire Reports

The American retiree who won Lithuania’s presidency this week plans to give up his American citizenship. “The rest of my life will be devoted to Lithuania,” Valdas Adamkus, 71, said. Adamkus was born in Lithuania but fled as a teenager as the country was forcibly absorbed into the Soviet Union. After several years in Germany, he went to the United States, where he obtained an engineering degree. He was granted Lithuanian citizenship in 1992, the year after the Soviet Union dissolved, but he had spent much of his time in the U.S. until early last year.


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