Vilnius has its own republic, and it's called 'Užupis'

Article published on July 24, 2009
Article published on July 24, 2009

(4 minutes 55) Twelve years ago, a  fantastical, idealistic idea that emerged out of the 'decay' of daily life resulted in a district in the capital of Lithuania declaring itself independent. A mere bridge bars you from reaching the 'republic' - its residents tell us more. Plus, images by Jordi Cohen