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, […]
The remains of Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubūnas, which were discovered in Vilnius’ Našlaičių Cemetery are important for all of Lithuania, however, the final partisan’s relatives responded the most sensitively. His sister, Janina Šyvokienė-Kraujelytė says she never gave […]
Tens of thousands of Lithuanians were deported by Stalin to Siberia during and after World War Two. Villages in the distant reaches of Russia still bear traces of Lithuanian deportee communities, although time and neglect are taking toll on Lithuanian cemeteries.
Rūta Šepetys, the critically acclaimed Lithuanian-American author of Between Shades of Gray, released a new book in the beginning of February called Salt to the Sea that follows the evacuation from East Prussia in 1945 and the tragic sinking of the MV Wilhelm Gustoff – a relatively unknown tragedy that was the greatest maritime disaster in history. […]
Judge Pranas Šimkus in the northern Lithuanian city of Panevėžys has withdrawn from hearing the case of Jonas Gailiūnas, 87, a former Soviet secret service agent who is standing trial for the deportation of Lithuanian people during the Soviet times. […]