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Lithuania’s Century

In the twentieth century, most of Lithuania underwent seven currency changes, not counting a stretch with no currency at all, and two with only scrip, while of the remainder, the Vilnius region—eight, and the Klaipėda—six. These changes went hand in hand with changes in ownership, laws, economic priorities, destroying any chance of long-term development. Yet, Lithuania survived, and on February 16th 2018 is in better condition than a century ago when she declared independence, in spite of the fact that she was occupied for more than half of those years. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis

V. Landsbergis: being a president, just as a priest, requires a calling

“There are many who wish to be president, but very few who have a calling for it. It is a problem for wishes and calling to match. A calling is not ambition, it is suitability […]

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Vilnius invites to celebrate the 100th Independence Anniversary with sound of trumpets

One year before the proclamation of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood in Vilnius – from this February 16 until February 16 next year, daily at 19 hours 18 minutes – trumpet player Laurynas Lapė and his students will perform the composition “Dear Lithuania” for Vilnius residents and guests from the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Go Vilnius agency reported. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis

‘We need to stand together as Lithuanians against Belarus nuclear plant’ – Landsbergis

The Restoration Parliament Chairman Vytautas Landsbergis has called on all Lithuanians to unite in opposing the Astravyets nuclear power plant being constructed in Belarus in his speech to mark February 16. […]

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St. Petersburg Lithuanians already preparing for 100th anniversary of Lithuanian state

The Consulate of Lithuania and the Lithuanian community in St. Petersburg are already preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lithuanian state, in 2018. […]