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Title: NEW HEAD OF LITHUANIA'S STATE SECURITY DEPARTMENT

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07VILNIUS4672007-06-27 10:08:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: NEW HEAD OF LITHUANIA'S STATE SECURITY DEPARTMENT 
 
REF: VILNIUS 202 
 
Classified By: Acting Pol/Econ Chief Daniel Gage for reasons 1.4 (b) an 
d (d). 
 
¶1. (U) SUMMARY.  President Adamkus signelQXbVQw77u candidacy on June 5.  END 
SUMMARY. 
 
Bio Note 
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¶2. (C) Malakauskas has been a close embassy contact for 
several years.  Since 2004, he has been head of Lithuania,s 
Special Investigations Service (Lithuanian acronym STT).  He 
is intelligent and has a positive attitude toward the U.S. 
He was not, however, as effective as we expected in the STT's 
main task: fighting corruption.  Malakaukas 1hd;6%~ e.g., 
simplifying regulation. 
 
¶3. (U) From 1992 to 2004, Malakauskas worked at the Ministry 
of Defense, advancing to the vice minister level.  He was a 
member of the Conservative Party from 1988 to 2004, when he 
had to suspend his membership to become head of STT.  In the 
mid-1990s he studied Defense issues and English in Norway, 
Sweden, and the U.S.  He received a PhD in physics in 1986 
from Vilnius University; subsequently working as a 
researcher. 
 
¶4. (U) Malakauskas was born on October 27, 1955.  He speaks 
English and Russian.  He is married to Rima Malakauskiene 
with whom he has two sons.  Malakauskas's marriage to 
Malakauskiene is his third.  He has a grown son from his 
first marriage. 
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