Lietuvos Respublika
Republic of Lithuania

Government in Exile
Flag of None 1940–1991 Flag of Lithuania
Flag of Lithuania Coat of Arms of Lithuania
Lithuanian SSR
Status Government in Exile
Heads of the Diplomatic Service
- 1940-1983Stasys Lozoraitis, Sr.
- 1983-1987Stasys Backis
- 1987-1991Stasys Lozoraitis, Jr.
June 15, 1940Occupied by the Soviet Union
August 3, 1940Annexed by the Soviet Union
June 26, 1941Occupied by Germany
January 28, 1945Re-occupied by the Soviet Union
March 11, 1990Declaration of Independence
September 6, 1991Recognized by the Soviet Union
Flag of None Interwar Lithuania Lithuania Flag of Lithuania

The Republic of Lithuania (1940-1991) maintained diplomatic relations as a government-in-exile during the period that Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union. The annexation of Lithuania to the Soviet Union on August 3, 1940 was not internationally recognized.

Heads of the Diplomatic Service

  • Stasys Lozoraitis, Sr. () (June 15, 1940 - December 24, 1983)
  • Stasys Backis () (December 24, 1983 - November 15, 1987)
  • Stasys Lozoraitis, Jr. () (November 15, 1987 - September 6, 1991)


Lithuanian Polities

Neighbouring Nations