Hi, I was wondering if there were any folks here interested in helping me write a fanfic I have in mind. It is very Lithuania-centered, but there is also a large focus on the relationship between Russia and Lithuania. Poland, America, Estonia, and Latvia may also make brief appearances. It takes place when Lithuania declares it's renewed independence in 1990, and his difficulties becoming independent after being under Russian control for so long. It reads sort of like a break-up between Russia and Lithuania, with Lithuania having some serious co-dependency and coping issues, as well as reclaiming his own life and culture.
I want there to be a strong emphasis on Lithuanian culture. Unfortunately, I'm not the best with history. I love it to death, but I have a difficulty understanding it and retaining information. I read through the wikipedia pages and did a little research on my own, but I was wondering if anyone could point me to a good website or help provide me with easy-to-read information regarding the Russian control of Lithuania, as well as information on Lithuania's culture (past and present.) I need information that isn't too dense and difficult to understand.
If anyone has any links to information, documentaries, or history and culture broken down for the dummies like me, I'd greatly appreciate it. Maybe there is a history buff around here willing to friend me on skype or yahoo, and help educate me on the whole thing? I figured I'd at least give it a shot. I'm willing to help you out with anything that I can as well.
Thanks in advance!