The Chmelnitsky Uprising and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

In early 1648, a Cossack uprising led by Bogdan Chmelnitsky broke out in Polish-ruled Ukraine, which the country’s leaders did little to suppress. As was usual in the first half of the 17th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania did not keep a standing army, only garrison units in Smolensk and Daugpilis. Whenever the threat of war loomed, it had to form a new army from scratch each time, so the private armies of the nobles were always the first to go into war, and were only later joined by conscripts. […]

Most Influential in Lithuania 2017: sports personalities

Sabonis, Alekna, Meilutytė top list of Lithuania’s most influential sports figures

Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuania’s basketball legend who now heads the country’s Basketball Federation, Virgilijus Alekna, a former discus thrower and now a lawmaker, and Rūta Meilutyte, an Olympic gold-winning swimmer, are ranked as Lithuania’s most influential sports figures, reported on Wednesday. […]

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Foreign affairs

Portuguese president meets with his country’s troops in Lithuania

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, accompanied by Lithuanian and Portuguese defense ministers and chiefs of defense, on Tuesday met with Portuguese rotational troops stationed in Tauragė, in western Lithuania. […]

U.Kasera with fashion designers and top Lithuanian fashion models

U. Kasera on the celebration of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence in Vilnius

An exceptional reception commemorating India’s 70th Anniversary of Independence took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 17th of August in Vaidila theatre. Among the attendees of the festive reception, there were Ministers, Diplomats, business elites from Lithuania and India, famous artists and public figures. Ambassador of India to Lithuania Ajay Bisaria, Wing Commander (Retired) Rajinder Kumar Chaudhary, Honorary Consul of India to Lithuania and Minister of Education and Science Jurgita Petrauskienė gave the opening speeches. A Rich cultural program was presented during the solemn event including fashion shows of traditional wedding dresses by Indian designers “Silver Tulip” and internationally acclaimed fashion brand “Shantanu & Nikhil” that in the year 2016 won the “Best Designer” of the year award in “GQ India Awards”. […]

US Congress
Foreign affairs

US congressmen visit Lithuania

Four Republican members of the US Congress are visiting Lithuania. […]