Russian ambassador sends mixed message in WWII congratulation letter to Lithuania

Alexander Udaltsov, the Russian Ambassador to Lithuania, has released a public letter, congratulating the country on “the 70th anniversary of Lithuania’s liberation from the Germans-fascists”. The ambassador also makes references to topical issues of today, like the conflict in Ukraine, that are designed to provoke controversy, a Lithuanian political observer says. […]

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EU Council presidency to be factored into President Bērziņš’ Victory Day invitation to Moscow, foreign minister says

In deciding whether Latvian President Andris Bērziņš should attend Russia‘s Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9, he should take into account the fact that Latvia is presiding over the Council of the European Union, said Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in an interview to the LNT show “900 sekundes”. […]


Former Lithuanian minister cleared of genocide charges

A regional court in Panevėžys, northern Lithuania, has cleared the country’s first post-independence interior minister Marijonas Misiukonis of genocide charges. […]

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Lithuanian president awards 51 Life Saving Crosses to savers of Jews

On the National Memorial Day for the Genocide of the Jews, President Dalia Grybauskaitė has awarded Life Saving Crosses to those who, despite mortal danger to their lives and their families’ lives, rescued Jews during World War II from the Nazis. […]

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Black Ribbon day commemoration in Washington, DC

Seventy-five years ago, on 23 August, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a cooperation and non-aggression pact. The now infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact divided Europe and provided with its secret provisions an evil platform that set the stage for the Second World War. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact divided Europe in a half Nazi, half Communist continent. It stands as a stark reminder that totalitarianism in its various forms leads to death and destruction. […]

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Baltic Way anniversary to be marked in Stockholm

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, the Baltic communities of Sweden, in co-operation with the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Embassies, the Estonian Swedes Cultural Organisation and the Måndagsrörelsen (The Monday Movement) will come together this Saturday to commemorate the historic events. […]