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Lithuania pays tribute to rescuers of Jews from Holocaust

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Tuesday awarded 47 people with Life Saving Crosses for saving Jews from the Nazis during World War Two. The majority of them were awarded posthumously. […]

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WWII-era explosives found in lake near Vilnius

Mine neutralization units of the Lithuanian Army are carrying out an operation in a swimming area in Totoriškių Lake near Trakai some 30km west of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. […]

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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. […]

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Jewish archives from Vilnius to be restored in New York

Digitalization of the unique archives about lives of Jews in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust accumulated by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in Vilnius before World War II should start in New York in the coming months. […]

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Foreign affairs

How Lithuania can irritate Russia into retreat

Lithuania is in a perfect position to irritate Russia enough to force Moscow out its current misinformation offensive into the defensive, says J. Michael Waller, an American expert on information warfare. In an interview with DELFI, he shares some tips how even a country as small as Lithuania could push Russia’s buttons. […]

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Lithuania marks end of World War Two

Lithuania marks the end of World War Two on Friday, with the country’s president, prime minister and speaker of the Seimas attending commemorative events. […]