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  • Lithuania connects with Kolkata
    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.
  • Company gets recognition
    See #8 in this article:   You might be interested in this link: http://time.com/4115398/best-inventions-2015/?xid=homepage   My son Gajus is the co-founder and CEO of Fluidigm.  
  • A-10 pilot explores roots in Lithuania
    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…
  • Baritone Danielius Sadauskas died August 16, in Vilnius.
    http://www.musicperformers.lt/Danielius-Sadauskas   Laiduotuves siandien, Antakalnio kapinese in Vilnius. Burial today in Antakalnio Cemetery in Vilnius.   He was a very generous, joyful person who loved his family and his country above all else, and his inimitable voice resonated with emotion. He will be missed.
  • The number of students from India studying in Lithuania is set to increase
    The number of students from India studying in Lithuania is set to increase The number of Indian students is rapidly rising in Lithuanian higher education institutions.
  • 15th Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival | A journey calls you there!
    15th Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival | A journey calls you there! 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.
  • Lithuanian consulate opens in Los Angeles | Bilateral cooperation strengthens
    Lithuanian consulate opens in Los Angeles | Bilateral cooperation strengthens June 2015 edition Diplomatic Connections Magazine features an article on opening of the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles, California.
  • New York Times spends 36 hours in Vilnius, makes it irresistible not to visit
    New York Times spends 36 hours in Vilnius, makes it irresistible not to visit The New York Times published a glossy video and article about the wonders of Vilnius, from history lessons to traditional tastes like a zeppelin. The result reads like a siren call for tourists to visit Lithuania’s capital, with a timeframe and map offering all a visitor might need for a short stay.
  • Storify: Lithuanian Statehood Day around the world
    Storify: Lithuanian Statehood Day around the world   Check out how Lithuanians around the world celebrated national Statehood Day on July 6th on Twitter.
  • Lithuania in world's top 51 most powerful passports list
    Lithuania in world's top 51 most powerful passports list European travel search engine GoEuro has listed and rated passports from 51 nations to uncover which nationalities' passports are the most useful when it comes to travel. Lithuanian passports have made the top 35 most powerful passports in the world list, sneaking in at number 32.
  • Vilnius is on sale for Summer travel
    Vilnius is on sale for Summer travel For the first time in more than a decade, the euro is almost equal in value to the dollar, making Europe cheaper to Americans than it's been in a long time. The time to go to Europe is now!  Lithuania which joined the euro zone at the start of 2015 is the perfect destination to enjoy the ride of the dollar. Moreover, PriceofTravel.com found that Vilnius is one of the cheapest cities in Europe for budget-minded travelers.
  • IMF assigns Lithuania to the group of advanced economies
    IMF assigns Lithuania to the group of advanced economies In the latest World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the first time included Lithuania in the group of advanced economies. Until now the IMF had qualified our country as an emerging market economy.
  • Ancient-origins: suicide at Pilenai
    Ancient-origins: suicide at Pilenai Ancient-origins.net writes about Lithuanian history most don't know about.
  • Wicked Local Cambridge: Bob Ruplenas: I’ve never been prouder of my Lithuanian heritage than now
    Wicked Local Cambridge: Bob Ruplenas: I’ve never been prouder of my Lithuanian heritage than now 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.
  • Alaskastar: Honorary Consul shares Lithuanian heritage with fellow Alaskans
    Alaskastar: Honorary Consul shares Lithuanian heritage with fellow Alaskans 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.
  • Lithuania’s Curonian Spit: a calm refuge surrounded by water
    Lithuania’s Curonian Spit: a calm refuge surrounded by water Scenery and beauty of Lithuania’s Curonian Spit are being featured by the Associated Press and reposted by a number of online publications, highlighting the potential for the tourism to grow here.
  • The Newnan Times-Herald: Lithuanians make Coweta home
    The Newnan Times-Herald:  Lithuanians make Coweta home The Newnan Times-Herald, locally known as  The Times-Herald, writes about Vaidas and Ruta Krasauskas, natives of Lithuania, who moved to Coweta County in Georgia, when Vaidas became pastor of two local Methodist churches.
  • Indian university gives Lithuanian, Antanas Poska, a posthumous doctorate
    Indian university gives Lithuanian, Antanas Poska, a posthumous doctorate 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.
  • Two Lithuanians in Dakar Rally
    Two Lithuanians in Dakar Rally 665 competitors representing 53 nations will contest the 2015 Dakar Rally which will begin in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday, January 4. Two Lithuanians, Antanas Junkevičius and Benediktas Vanagas,  will defend Lithuanian colors in the cars category. Junevicius will be driving “Mebar”,  Vanagas  - “Toyota”.
  • Study finds Russia using soft-power to destabilize the Baltics
    Study finds Russia using soft-power to destabilize the Baltics The recent Russian military aggression against Ukraine has caused substantial concern not only in the Baltic states, but in other EU and NATO countries as well. One source of concern comes not from traditional military threats as such, but instead from a much talked-about but less well-known phenomenon –Russian non-military influence and “soft power” in the Baltic states.

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