You might have noticed Lithuanian celebrities and politicians wearing blue flower pins over the past few days. Allow us to explain what they're all about.
Delayed several times, an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket carrying first two Lithuanian satellites - LitSat-1 and Lituanica SAT-1 - blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Thurs., Jan. 9 and climbed into orbit, marking Lithuania's space ambitions and designing its space history.
On January 13th, Lithuania will mark the 23th anniversary of the Day of the Defenders of Freedom.
On this day in 1991, unarmed Lithuania struggled for its right to be a free, independent and proud country. 14 people were killed, about 1000 were injured as the Soviet occupation army and the KGB attempted to overthrow the legitimate government of the country and to seize the Lithuanian national radio and television building, the TV tower and publishing houses. The people of Lithuania demonstrated their inner strength, they defeated the Soviet aggression and defended their freedom in the spirit of truth and love.
We will never forget that tragic day. The anniversary of January 13 is a day of history, emotion, and reflection for most Lithuanians wherever they live. Over the last twenty-plus-years, this day has also come to symbolize the resilience, kindness, and unity of the Lithuanian people.
Horrors of the Soviet terror are often missing in literature and history classrooms in American education. At least that is what one member of Conservative Teachers of America group thinks after reading a novel by Ruta Šepetys Between Shades of Gray.
Global Lithuanian Awards were presented in Vilnius on January 3 to those people who have demonstrated excellence or exceptional dedication to service in ways that bring special credit to Lithuania.
Today, Lithuanians in Ukraine belong to the smallest minorities on the territory of Ukraine. However, in the past, Lithuanians played an important role in this country’s history.
Here is a link to the post and the chart that shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. You will see that Lithuanian is a member of the Baltic group within the Indo-European family, and quite a distant one from other languages. Very cool!
After 23 years of regaining its independence, on 1 January 2014 Lithuania began its two-year membership of the UN Security Council. Having worked so tirelessly to gain the international recognition and secure the UN Security Council seat, Lithuania now has a rare opportunity to play a key role in addressing the great security challenges of our time.
Find out how Lithuania can make a real difference on the Security Council.
The U.S. television network ABC will air the first episode of TV mini-series The Assets tonight, filmed in Vilnius, Lithuania. The filming had started at the end of October in Vilnius and was completed at the end of December, 2013.