Prezidentas Smetona

Archaeologists hunt for Lithuania’s first navy ship at bottom of Baltic sea

The dream of Klaipėda University (KU) scientists of finding the legendary interwar ship President Smetona (Prezidentas Smetona) may finally be coming closer to reality with an expedition in the Baltic Sea. […]

Justinas Marcinkevičius. Pauliaus Lileikio nuotr.

“National conscience” Marcinkevičius stirs emotions, national debate from beyond the grave

Diverging views on poetry has become an issue of a heated debate on history and censorship after Lithuania’s minister of defence denied a state award to an author whose analysis of the Soviet past did not match the minister’s own opinion. At the centre of the controversy is the poet Justinas Marcinkevičius whose name, for many, is synonymous with the country’s independence movement. […]