Opinion: Lithuania’s Russian-speakers – what they’re for and what they’re against

Do Lithuania’s ethnic Russian citizens make integration into the society a priority or do they do quite the opposite, using the privileges of Lithuanian citizenship and leaning nevertheless toward Mother Russia? Is being Russian not just a question of blood and faith but also of identifying with Russian civilization and a fragmented nation that must be united? […]

The Lithuanian Government Building

Lithuanian government considers establishing ethnic minority department

The Lithuanian Government’s Strategic Committee will consider establishing an Ethnic Minority Department that would replace the Ethnic Minority and Emigration Department closed in 2010, a government representatives said on Monday. […]

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The Baltic states and Russian compatriots

Since Russian military incursions into Crimea and Eastern Ukraine to protect Russian “compatriots”, Latvia’s and Lithuania’s Russian and Russian-speaking populations have been much discussed and cited as reasons for concern among the Baltic states and their allies. […]

Loreta Graužinienė
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian parliament speaker: Russia’s statements on ethnic minorities in Baltics signal danger

The Russian government’s statements about the allegedly bad situation of Russian-speaking minorities in the Baltic states are alarming, says Lithuanian Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė. She also thinks that some local politicians exaggerate problems of Lithuania’s ethnic minorities to make them appear worse than they actually are. […]