We thought we'd be back soon

We Thought We’d Be Back Soon. A Flag and a Handful of Earth

This is an extract from the book “We Thought We’d Be Back Soon. 18 Stories of Refugees 1940-1944” (compiled and edited by Dalia Stakė Anysas, Dalia Cidzikaitė and Laima Petrauskas VanderStoep, published by Aukso žuvys, 2017). The book is an impressive collection of reminiscences about emigration by Lithuanians to the West during World War II. The conversations with émigrés that are central to the book bring new knowledge about wartime reality and provide insight into the meanings of home and place, and the social impact of the geopolitical upheaval when the state’s sovereignty is annihilated. […]

Foreign affairs

Lithuania opens honorary consulate in Istanbul

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Monday opened a honorary consulate in Istanbul, which became the country’s 5th honorary consulate in Turkey. […]

BAFL Directors with Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative for California's  28th Congressional District
Global LT

BAFL- 20 years of the Baltic Caucus in Washington D.C.

BAFL– Baltic American Freedom League, an L.A. based, national Baltic freedom preserving organization. BAFL President Valdis Pavlovskis, former Defense Minister of Latvia, led the group consisting of BAFL Vice-President Ivars Michols, Director and Editor of The Baltic Bulletin, Imants Leitis, and Director and Editor of The Baltic Caucus Update, Alexandra Kudukis, visited Washington D.C. September 25-29 2017 to inform and to educate our lawmakers on the most pressing issues pertaining to Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. […]

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. […]

Antonis Mikulskis

2 deputies to Lithuania’s FNTT chief resign

Šarūnas Rameikis and Vytautas Giržadas have resigned as deputies of the Lithuanian Financial Crime Investigation Service‘s (FNTT) chief Antonis Mikulskis. They stopped performing their duties last Thursday. […]

Žygimantas Pavilionis

An idea for Russia – can Lithuania present it?

Recently we have been looking for an Idea for Lithuania. However often they are created in a vacuum where it appears that Lithuania does not live surrounded by various friendly or unfriendly neighbours which have various interests. Those ideas, however good, do not include geopolitics and international relations, upon which the development of our state greatly depends. […]

Building site

Real estate market forecast: pricing peak has been reached

Developers now openly talk that the rise in real estate prices that has been ongoing for a few years and rising sales have declined. Supply continues to rise, but increasingly fewer homes are being purchased […]