Artūras Vaškevičius

Artūras Vaškevičius. What will we elect – a president or a portrait?

All the presidents of contemporary Lithuania were already notable or even undisputed leaders even before the elections. Brazauskas was simply popular, Paksas unexpectedly descended from the skies and appeared in all the newspapers with his […]

Viktoras Pranckietis
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian parliament speaker arrives in Warsaw

Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Lithuanian parliament, arrived in Warsaw on Wednesday to deliver a speech at the Polish parliament and to meet with its leaders. […]

Professor Vytautas Landsbergis

Landsbergis in hospital, to miss Lithuania’s centennial celebrations

Lithuania’s first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis is in hospital being treated for flue complications and will miss Friday’s centenary celebrations, his son Vytautas V. Landsbergis confirmed on Thursday. […]

Council of Lithuania, Vilnius,1917. From the left: P. Bugailiškis, K. Bizauskas, K. Šaulys, J. Staugaitis, J. Basanavičius, S. Kairys, A. Smetona, J. Vileišis, P. Dogelis, J. Paknys, J. Šaulys, M. Biržiška, J. Stankevičius, P. Klimas

Basanavičius, Landsbergis, Smetona found as Lithuania’s persons of the year – poll

Lithuania’s residents and historians believe that the three figures with the main contribution to the country’s statehood over the past century include Jonas Basanavičius, the father of national rebirth, Supreme Council Chairman Vytautas Landsbergis and interwar president Antanas Smetona. […]