Baltic Way on August 23, 1989

Vytautas Landsbergis. The Sąjūdis uprising and the revolution of the Baltic Way

‘The thirtieth anniversary of the Baltic Way is a good opportunity to stop and think. Perhaps to also place some punctuation. Sąjūdis, for change in Lithuania, was an uprising. Non-violent and thus victorious. After prior […]

LR Aukščiausiosios Tarybos plenarinių posėdžių salėje Prezidiume: Kazimieras Motieka, Bronislovas Kuzmickas, Vytautas Landsbergis, Česlovas Stankevičius, Aloyzas Sakalas

Opinion: A letter to my international friends about 25 years of Lithuanian independence

I would like to share my celebration with you. Some of you might have noticed me wearing amber today – this is not to say that I am not an amber fan in general, but this time I was wearing my grandmother’s necklace for a reason. I thought I would share with you some thoughts that I wrote for my international friends. […]

Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis. Photo Ludo Segers
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Black Ribbon Day in Washington, D.C., marks 75th anniversary of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

August 23 marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that divided Europe and facilitated the start of the Second World War. Now remembered as Black Ribbon Day in many countries, it coincided this year with the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way event. There were several commemorations in the United States that started early in the morning with a ceremony in the United States Congress and later the same morning at the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C. […]

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Rail Baltica company to apply for EU funding in October

RB Rail, a joint venture of the three Baltic countries that will coordinate the European-standard gauge railway project Rail Baltica, should apply to the European Commission for EU funding in October, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Saturday. […]


Opinion: The Baltic Way, a policy of memory and cooperation

I have to confess, that generally, I don’t like the term “Baltic States.” This term references a legacy I hate — the Soviet legacy. […]