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Belarusian tourists exchange Crimea for Lithuanian resorts

The Crimean annexation by Russia has played out big for Lithuania: holidaymakers from Belarus, who usually choose Crimea for their vacation, this summer have been swarming Lithuanian resorts instead. The numbers of Belarusian tourists in Lithuania could be even higher if it were not for the lengthy and often intimidating visa procedures. […]

Alexander Lukashenko

Why does Lukashenko speak Belarusian on Independence Day?

Belarus’s Independence Day is celebrated on 3 July. On that day, 70 years ago, Minsk was liberated from the Nazi occupiers. This 3 July, President Vladimir Putin of Russia participated in Minsk’s celebration. Two days prior to that event, during a grand ceremonial meeting devoted to the national holiday, President Alexander Lukashenko delivered part of his speech in Belarusian. […]

Monument for Grand Duke Algirdas in Vitebsk, Belarus. Photo by

Opinion: Why are our neighbours poaching our history?

It is a country’s business what monument, where and how it will be built or demolished. For instance, the Poles have built a statue of urinating Lenin, the Lithuanians seem not to be able to wipe out the symbols of the Soviet reality overlooking the capital from the Green Bridge (should we hold a referendum?), and the Russians may return the Stalingrad name to Volgograd or call it Putingrad – of course, with many busts of the “leader of nations” or the current militant president… […]

Jovita Neliupšienė

President’s adviser Neliupšienė on Belarus and her new book

The Lithuania Tribune/DELFI spoke with Dr. Jovita Neliupšienė, the Chief Advisor on Foreign Policy to President Dalia Grybauskaitė. Dr. Neliupšienė headed a research team for the book ‘Belarusian Regime Longevity: Happily Ever After…’ Just before the presentation of the book, Dr. Neliupšienė spoke to the Lithuania Tribune about the book and the reasons for the Belarusian president’s longevity. […]

Future LNG terminal in Klaipėda

Lithuania, Israel could trade in gas – President

Israel could supply gas to Lithuania in the future, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said during a meeting with Israeli businessmen in Vilnius on Tuesday. […]