Nationalist rally on independence day attracts 1,000

About 1,000 people took part in a controversial rally organized by the Union of National Youth in central Vilnius, chanting slogans “Lithuania for Lithuanians”. The event was held on March 11, when Lithuania celebrated the 26th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union. […]


Lithuania celebrates 98th anniversary of statehood

Lithuania celebrated the Day of Restoration of the State on Tuesday, commemorating the 98th anniversary since the nation declared independence from the Russian Empire on February 16, 1918. […]

Foreign affairs

Lithuanian leaders congratulate US on Independence Day

Lithuanian leaders on Saturday congratulated the United States on its Independence Day, underlying partnership between the two countries in their messages of congratulation. […]

Library of Congress Lithunian Regaining Independence Celebration  Photo Ludo Segers
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US Library of Congress hosts Lithuania’s 25th anniversary of independence celebration

On Wednesday, the prestigious Library of Congress in Washington DC turned out to be the perfect backdrop to start the 25th anniversary celebrations of the reinstatement of Lithuania’s independence on 11 March 1990. Close to 200 dignitaries turned up, including Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, Linas Linkevičius, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rokas Masiulis, the Minister of Energy, and Congressman Michael Turner of Ohio. Among the dignitaries were also the Deputy Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy and the former Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili. […]

Algirdas Kaušpėdas

Algirdas Kaušpėdas: We must invest into Lithuania of the World – with our work, money and direct contacts

On 11 March, Lithuania will be celebrating a quarter-century anniversary of restoring its independence. Freedom, global Lithuania, the Lithuanian identity and unity are concepts that are dear to Algirdas Kaušpėdas, an architect, singer and one of the leaders of the Sąjūdis, the 1980s liberation movement that culminated in Lithuania declaring independence from the Soviet Union on 11 March 1990. […]