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Lithuania has no reasons to change its political stance on Russia – formin

Lithuania has no reasons to change its political stance on Russia, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Monday. […]

Remigijus Motuzas
Foreign affairs

Lithuania’s ambassador to Russia pays tribute to victims of Soviet repressions

On the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions in Russia, Lithuania’s Ambassador to Russia Remigijus Motuzas paid tribute to the victims in Moscow. […]

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Lithuania won’t send representatives to May 9 military parade in Moscow

No diplomatic representative from Lithuania will attend this year’s May 9 Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has said on Wednesday. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian ambassador in Moscow: Balancing political estrangement and cultural closeness

With the creepy chill in the Lithuanian-Russian relations, the aftermath of the geopolitical square-off between Moscow and Western powers, the trade, amazingly, has taken the beating until this year quite well. “Quite paradoxically, the scope of Russia-bound Lithuanian export rose throughout 2014, while Russia was already gripped by Western economic sanctions,” Remigijus Motuzas, Lithuania’s ambassador to Russia, tells the Lithuania Tribune. This year, bilateral trade has started taking a hit, however. The Lithuanian Embassy in Moscow nevertheless keeps bustling as visitors are unfazed by the roughed up relations. […]

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EU ambassador to Moscow Ušackas: Putin will stay on

Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Russia, Vygaudas Ušackas, has met with Lithuanian businesspeople and said that Russian President Vladimir Putin should not be expected to leave leadership any time soon. Ušackas said 2015 will be an uncertain year in relations with Russia and anything can happen. […]