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Tuesday, 07 July 2015 13:58

Storify: Lithuanian Statehood Day around the world

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  Check out how Lithuanians around the world celebrated national Statehood Day on July 6th on Twitter.
Sunday, 05 April 2015 11:37

Ancient-origins: suicide at Pilenai

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Ancient-origins.net writes about Lithuanian history most don't know about.
“The Invisible Front”, a documentary about the doomed resistance movement that tried to block the Soviet takeover of Lithuania in the aftermath of World War II, has been touring across the US this month, generating some very positive reviews from the local press.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:46

Leave Your Tears in Moscow

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At the Acton Institute’s PowerBlog, Ray Nothstine raises awareness of the plight of Lithuanians under Soviet occupation. 

A well-organized liberation movement in the Baltic countries was a major headache for Moscow, and not only because the Soviet Union did not want to repeal the secret protocols between Nazi Germany and Soviet Union, but also because the movement had spread in a more virulent form to other republics all over the Soviet Union.

The Soviets called it "the Baltic disease."

Moscow understood that if the Baltics go, so goes the Soviet Union.

On Tuesday, 19 August, Lietuvos Bankas issued two collectors coins – 25 and 50 litas - dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, reports the Bank of Lithuania.

On August 23, 1989, more than two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, something truly remarkable and rarely seen in the long history of collective social behavior happened. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and protest the illegal Soviet occupation, two million people from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined hands in a human chain spinning 600 km from Vilnius to Riga to Tallinn. They held hands, carried signs and sang national songs. The demonstration, during which words ‘freedom’ and ‘independence’ were passed on along the human chain, was organized to draw the world’s attention to the common fate that the three Baltic nations had suffered.

On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania, a special reception to celebrate the 65th anniversary of scouting for Lithuanian immigrants on four continents will take place at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on 7 March 2014, with more than 100 guests attending the event.
Lithuania's Ministry of Defense seeks to gather information about Lithuanians by birth or by origin that fought and distinguished themselves in the military forces of other countries and were rewarded signs of recognition since year of 1795 until nowadays.
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