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Lithuanian Riflemen's Union (Lithuania)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 105
Country: Lithuania
Date formed: Dec. 27, 1997
Details of Formation: The Lithuanian Riflemen's Union is an independent, civilian militia, dedicated to complementing the state's military forces and inculcating civics and national consciousness. It is militarized, and operates within the framework of the Lithuanian defense system. The Riflemen's Union carries on the activity of the pre-1940 Lithuanian organization of the same name. Dated from when evidence of being armed.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination: Still active
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government; self-maintained; military
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: adolescents
Location: nationwide
Force Strength: [3200, 7500]
Target(s): criminals
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity; self-defense and security; anti crime
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