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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 06:38

Lithuania connects with Kolkata

On 16 February, the 3rd Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in India was officially opened in Kolkata, India, on the occasion of the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania. The Honorary Consulate is headed by a businessman Arvind Kumar Sukhani.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 08:51

A-10 pilot explores roots in Lithuania

Two A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots with the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., landed at Lielvarde Air Base in Latvia in the beggining of September, marking the first time U.S. fighter aircraft landed in the Baltic states.  One of the Air Force Reserve A-10 pilots making the historic landing was a Lithuanian-American Lt. Col. Michael Leonas. Taking advantage of the opportunity that he is already in the region, Col. Michael Leonas decided to explore his Lithuanian roots and flew to the country.

The University of Calcutta confered a posthumous doctorate on one of the world's greatest explorers — Lithuanian traveller and anthropologist Antanas Poska - the man who undertook an incredible journey to India on a motor bike all the way from Vilnius in 1929.

The number of Indian students is rapidly rising in Lithuanian higher education institutions.

After a great Lithuanian song festival in Chicago, now it's time to DANCE! On Sunday, July 3, 2016, thousands will gather from around the world in Baltimore, MD for the 15th North American Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival.

June 2015 edition Diplomatic Connections Magazine features an article on opening of the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles, California.

 

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

Ancient-origins.net writes about Lithuanian history most don't know about.

Former Weymouth resident Bob Ruplenas writes why he has never been prouder of his Lithuanian heritage than now.

In his post to Wicked Local Cambridge, he writes:

So as the Europeans and the Obama administration dither, little Lithuania is rearing up on its hind legs and speaking truth to power.

Read the whole story here.

Svaja Vansauskas Worthington of Chugiak speaks to Alaskastar.com about her Lithuanian heritage and her job as an Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Alaska.

“Lithuania has been a big part of my life always,” Alaskastar.com quotes Worthington saying. “I always have been aware of it. It was my first language. Before I became consul, I taught my children and grandchildren the culture of Lithuania.”

Read the whole story here.

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