Dr. Christoph Dieckmann
CORPORATE

German historian poses a question that holds many Lithuanians up to Shame

Effective German cooperation with the Lithuanians became a death trap for the Jews of Lithuania. In Lithuania it was patriots – ethnic nationalists – who killed the Jews in the hopes of creating a strong ethnic state without Jews, Russians and Poles. This is what eminent German historian Dr. Christoph Dieckmann said in an exclusive interview with DELFI. Dr. Dieckmann who works at the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt am Main wrote the book “Germany’s Occupation Policy in Lithuania from 1941 to 1944”. […]

Dick Cheney
Defence

Putin has designs on Baltic states – US former VP Cheney

Former US vice-president Dick Cheney has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened international security and had “designs on the Baltics.” […]

Shop in the USSR
Economy

Lithuania sent 6 pct of budget to Soviet Union during Soviet era

Lithuania used to earmark about 6 percent of its national budget to the Soviet Union during the Soviet rule, which proves that Lithuania and other nations were not dependent on the Soviet Union but were its donors, a Latvian researcher has said. […]

Kaunas Requiem by the International Centre for Litvak Photography
Society

Week of Jewish Commemoration at New Šančiai Synagogue in Kaunas

Kaunas —Saturday marked the opening of a weeklong public program at the New Šančiai Synagogue in Kaunas, Lithuania, commemorating of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Organised by the International Centre for Litvak Photography, or IC4LP, the program is the launch and first instalment of a long-term artistic activity called the Kaunas Requiem, which involves the composition of an experimental music-based artwork that is proposed to run for a duration of seventy-five years. The program also offers the public an opportunity to engage with two of the centre’s ongoing remembrance projects on the theme of the lost Jewish culture of Kaunas and its surrounds, one photographic and one architectural. […]

Photo by Christopher Herwig
Culture

Octopi and spaceships: Creative freedom in Soviet bus stops

A Canadian photographer has spent 14 years travelling across what used to be the Soviet Union and taking pictures of bus stops which he says are fascinating and under-appreciated moments of creative flight. […]

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Uncategorized

More than third of Russians believe Baltics voluntarily joined Soviet Union

A survey by the Levada Center, an analytical centre based in Moscow, has shown that 34% of Russians still believe that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined the Soviet Union willingly in 1940.

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