Library of Congress Lithunian Regaining Independence Celebration  Photo Ludo Segers
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US Library of Congress hosts Lithuania’s 25th anniversary of independence celebration

On Wednesday, the prestigious Library of Congress in Washington DC turned out to be the perfect backdrop to start the 25th anniversary celebrations of the reinstatement of Lithuania’s independence on 11 March 1990. Close to 200 dignitaries turned up, including Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, Linas Linkevičius, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rokas Masiulis, the Minister of Energy, and Congressman Michael Turner of Ohio. Among the dignitaries were also the Deputy Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy and the former Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis
Politics

Landsbergis on Independence Day: Ukraine is defending us all

The world is faced with a new challenge, while Ukraine is defending itself in a war waged by the Kremlin, says Lithuania’s first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis. […]

Ambassador  Žygimantas Pavilionis addressing the Lithuania Community
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Lithuania’s16 February Celebration in Washington USA

Lithuanians of the US Capital region celebrated on Sunday, 15 February, the 97th anniversary of Lithuania as the modern day State, on one of the most blistery, cold days in recent memory. The day’s celebration started with a Latin mass in St. Matthews Cathedral. Monsignor Rolandas Makrickas of the Apostolic Nunciature to the United States welcomed the congregation the historic downtown cathedral. At the end of the service, Deanne Howes sang the Lithuanian national anthem, joined by well over 150 Lithuanians. The attendees walked the short distance on icy sidewalks to a nearby hotel for a breakfast. Washington Lithuanian Community leader, Danelė Vidutienė, introduced Žygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuania’s Ambassador to the United States. The Ambassador gave a brief overview of his tenure in the US Capital. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis
Politics

Lithuania’s first post-independence leader Landsbergis to receive life-long protection

Lithuania’s government has suggested that parliament pass a law ensuring security for Vytautas Landsbergis, the country’s first post-independence leader. […]