S. Krogh's Geosite: Visit
to Vištytis 2002 – before the boundary regulation
Lithuanian farms were located on Russian side. This is one of them. After Russian ratification
two of them was transferred to
Lithuania. The administration line was penetrating the land approximately on the middle of this
photo (from left towards right).
the barrier is the Russian border post. On the right are the two
farmsteads inhabited by three Lithuanian families.
1991 the end of this street belonged to the rest of the town of Vistytis
as the Soviet republic boundary had little or no significance.
with me on this year's expedition was the head of Girenai border cordon,
Mr. Kostas Kezenis.
same was also Mr. Karolis Butkevicius.
they are looking towards the farmsteads hidden behind the trees.
from south are the two farmsteads slightly hidden by the trees. The
Russian border post had full control with all visitors from Lithuanian
lake watched from north. On the right is a temporary Lithuanian sign
warning "Stop - state border" at the former administration line
(which actually was no "state border").
was the former administration line until the
ratification in the Duma (Russian parliament) took place in
May 2003 and eventually the border treaty was effective.