Romas Sadauskas-Kvietkevičius
Opinion

Opinion: Tomaševski’s path from Polish identity to Putin‘s “Russian World”

You cannot even imagine how painful it is for a real dzūkas [south-east Lithuanian] to see reports about people in Žemaitija [west Lithuania] picking mushrooms by hundreds and asking what to do with such wealth, while our pine forests, growing on the mainland sand dunes, are dry and bare from the summer heat. Only on the day of St. Bartholomew were we blessed with some all-day rain; after that rain it will be finally possible to go mushroom hunting. […]

Valdas Adamkus
Society

Former president Adamkus: Polish-speakers don’t appreciate what they have in Lithuania

The Polish-speaking minority in Lithuania do not appreciate the conditions created for them and do not want to adapt to the Lithuanian laws, the country’s former President Valdas Adamkus says. […]

Tatar Youth leader Maria Meišutovič
Society

Lithuanian Tatar youth cherishes the past for the future

The historic roots of the current 3200-member Tatar community in Lithuania date back to the 14th century, when the rulers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania fostered trade with the Mongols’ powerful Golden Horde. The ensuing ages have swept away the Duchy and Horde, but for a tiny group of the merchants’ descendants Lithuania has become their Motherland. To find out more about the ethnical minority, the Lithuania Tribune spoke to Marija Meišutovič, the chairman of Lithuania’s Tatar Youth Community “Duslyk”. […]

Seimas of Lithuania
Politics

Lithuanian parliament puts off national minority bill and will consider name spelling in autumn

The draft Law on National Minorities, which the Lithuanian parliament intended to discuss on Tuesday, has been moved to Thursday, the last day of the spring session. […]