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Italian Lithuanian A. Kriščiūnaitė-Dantoni: There is still a Soviet Union Street in Florence

Asta Kriščiūnaitė-Dantoni , Tuscany Lithuanian community founder and chairman of the board, recently told the LRT.lt news outlet that Italians tend to believe disinformation. “They have it in their heads that we speak Russian and don’t know our country’s history,“ she said. She’s happy to be working hard to change these misconceptions, lrt.lt writes. […]

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A Lithuanian living in Alaska won the surname with “w”

On July 25th 2018 The Vilnius District Court passed yet another verdict on the original spelling case of names and surnames. This time, for a Lithuanian who married a citizen of the United States of America and took a surname with a “w”. A citizen of Lithuania, who lives in Alaska, reached out to the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), which led up more than forty cases in this matter. For several years now in the US, the applicant is identified by the surname of her spouse that contains the letter “w” – she has driver’s license, has signed several contracts with it etc., but Lithuania refused to register her surname, a press release from the foundation states. […]

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Experience of a Lithuanian working in Silicon Valley: what actually happens in the cradle of innovation?

Many people all over the world believe that working in a company based in Silicon Valley is the dream of a lifetime. Giedrė Pociūtė, referring to herself as a citizen of the world, not only dreams the dream but also purposefully pursues her goals. This graduate of Vilnius University Business School leads her life as if no boundaries or rules exist and now openly shares her not-so-easy daily life in the world’s cradle of information technologies, a press release from the business school states. […]

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Launch of a petition to add Lithuanian Rye to Lithuania‘s Red Book

The situation of Lithuanian rye is critical — the amount of rye grown in Lithuania is decreasing rapidly. The Department of Statistics has gathered the data, which shows that Lithuanian farmers cultivated more than 74,000 hectares of rye in 2008, whereas this year the figure dropped to merely 22,000 hectares. In order to preserve Lithuanian rye, the petition to include into Lithuania‘s Red Book has been started. […]

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The Best Restaurant in Lithuania has been awarded: Martynas Praškevičius triumphed for the second time

The best restaurant in Lithuania has been awarded to kitchen chef Martynas Praškevičius’ “Džiaugsmas” (“Joy”). The contest has been running for three years with 30 restaurant competing for the best title; Martynas Praškevičius thrumphed for the second time — in 2016 his restaurant “Stebuklai” (“Miracles”) won first place as well. […]

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Found a sea in South Lithuania, where rare animals live

Have you ever heard that in Dzūkija [dzu:’kia] you can find sea? Until know, I have known that there is only one sea boarding with Lithuania — Baltic sea. But there you go, one of the most beautiful lakes in South Lithuania Dusia is called ”Dzūkai [dzu:’kai] Sea’’ by locals. There you can watch white foamy waves, blown by wind, striking on the shores of coarse sand — just like a real sea. […]

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The challenge of a healthy diet – how to eat on weekends while spending time in Lithuanian nature?

As we approach a summer full of weekends, many already dream of enjoyable picnics in nature. More often than not, these trips into nature go hand in hand with pizzas, barbecued meats and lots of snacks. Such a weekend trip can therefore pose a real challenge for healthy eating enthusiasts and those who are on a diet. So, how can you stay focused on your goals, resist temptations and maintain a balanced diet? […]

100 Lietuvos moterų
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100 women of Lithuania that all Lithuanians worldwide are proud of!

The list of women that Lithuanians worldwide is proud of has been announced. It has been created for Lithuania’s 100th year Restoration celebration and includes Lithuanian women that we are proud of due to their talent, creativity, achievements and civil activities. The list includes well-known and appreciated women as well as those who are exceptional, brave, innovative, young professionals and artists, who work in Lithuania and across its borders. […]