H. E. Ambassador Volodymyr Yatsenkivskyi at the National Library
Central/Eastern Europe

Interview with Ukrainian Ambassador: the Baltic Way showed that you will win

On August 23 the Baltic States celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way human chain which stretched from Vilnius to Tallinn and on August 24 Ukraine celebrates its Independence Day.  H. E. Volodymyr Yatsenkivskyi, […]

Kaliningrad
CORPORATE

Kaliningrad or Karaliaučius: A land fought over for centuries

Five years ago, I wrote about the first time I saw the lands of Kaliningrad, known as the Karaliaučius region in Lithuanian. My first impression was depressing. […]

Potsdam Conference
Opinion

Opinion: Potsdam Conference and Russia’s crooked-mirror politics in Kaliningrad

Most of the time history can’t be put to bed even though agreements to end wars have been concluded, victors have drawn new boundary lines, promises made, but they soon get either forgotten or swept under the rug, as if they weren’t there. The story of the northern part of former East Prussia (now known as the Kaliningrad exclave) is a good example of a conveniently ignored agreement made at the 1945 Potsdam conference to resolve the fate of the territory at a later peace treaty with Germany. […]

January 1991
Politics

President’s adviser on OMON officers’ acquittal: spirit of law should be put above word of law

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė does not comment on the ruling of Vilnius Regional Court which acquitted Soviet OMON officers Boleslav Makutynovich and Vladimir Razvodov. However, the president has said that the spirit of the law is more important than the letter of the law, said chief advisor to the president on legal affairs Rasa Svetikaitė. […]

Alexander Zaldostanov
Uncategorized

Russian bikers’ flirtation with Kremlin politics sparks protest from Lithuanian fellows

Global politics is undermining the international solidarity of the biker community. Lithuanian bikers have declared they do not want to see members of the Russian motorcycle club Night Wolves MC, including its leader Alexander Zaldostanov, in their country, because the Russians have trampled on a central principle of the biker movement – stay away from politics. […]

Adam Michnik
Uncategorized

Michnik to Lithuania: Poland always was, is and will be with you

Despite differences, Poland always was, is and will be with you, said the Polish public figure, one of the leaders of Poland’s oppositional movement Solidarity, editor-in-chief of Poland’s largest newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Adam Michnik. […]