VILNIUS, U.S.S.R. -- Lithuania is like a Baltic mouse that roared. Its problem will be finding a way to make Moscow listen.
Political leaders in Lithuania had been certain of success in the plebiscite for independence over the weekend, but the sheer scale of the triumph staggered them. More than 90 percent of those voting favored independence from the Soviet Union.
It was "a victory against lies, against attempts to scare us, against fear," President Vytautas Landsbergis said yesterday. In televised message to his countryman, he said, "Today, we did good work and took one more step along the road."