Anyksciai wants to research its four history centuries, attract tourists

Lithuania's northeastern city of Anyksciai wants a study carried out into its historic development in the 15-18th centuries and put focus on the region's royal estate status, hoping to receive important results for the development of local tourism.

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Klaipeda holds annual Sea Festival

The annual three-day Sea Festival starts in the Lithuanian western port city of Klaipeda on Friday amid epidemiologists' concern over the spread of the coronavirus.

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Expatriate's art in Seimas: creativity is an experiment and freedom of expression

On July 12, a personal exhibition of the artist Akrolesta (a business immigrant from Russia Tatiana Sokolova) opened in the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.

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Value-based approach: Lithuanian scientists provide insights into migration culture

Migration has been a pressing issue in Europe for several years now, and recently it has posed new challenges. The surge of migrants on the border of Lithuania and Belarus, the increase in refugees trying to reach Europe from north Africa and various incidents related to illegal attempts to cross borders, are calling for new insights on the issue.

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Semiotics professor Martinelli: the music in film is as important as its author wants it to be

When sound was introduced in cinema, producers saw an opportunity to get additional profits, besides the cinema tickets, by selling music. At the time, there were no VHS, DVD, or other ways to reproduce the film, but there were records and music sheets, and those could be sold in association with films if cleverly promoted. Entire films were designed to revolve around one song that the latter would receive the spotlight, people would remember it and buy the record.

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Interwar FM's documents returned to Lithuanian Archives

Documents of Lithuania's interwar Foreign Ministry have been returned to the Lithuanian Central State Archives this week. The documents include originals of key international treaties.

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Vilnius lodges application to become UNESCO's City of Literature

Vilnius has lodged an application to become a UNESCO City of Literature, the Lithuanian capital's authorities announced on Thursday.

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Vilnius Cathedral to open chapels closed for 70 years

Three chapels within Vilnius Cathedral, closed for 70 years, will be opened on Thursday, the Curia of the Archdiocese of Vilnius said on Tuesday.

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Jewish leader: Parliament's resolution missing historic specifics

The Seimas of Lithuania's recently adopted resolution on occupations is missing historic specifics, Fainy Kukliansky, chair of the Jewish Community of Lithuania, says.

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Lithuania marks 80th anniversary of Soviet deportations

The Day of Mourning and Hope is marked in Lithuania on Monday. 80 years ago the Soviets started mass deportations of Lithuanian residents into remote areas of the Soviet Union after the Baltic country's occupation.

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Neopagans could reapply for recognition in three months’ time

Lithuania's Romuva, an ancient Baltic religious community, will be able to reapply for state recognition three months after the date of the judgment made in its favor by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Ministry of Justice told BNS on Wednesday.

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Neringa launches culture capital events

On Friday, Neringa officially launched events as part of its Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2021 program which was supposed to start early this year but was moved to summer due to the epidemic situation.

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Vilnius University reaches record-high 400th position in global university rating

Vilnius University has gone up to a record-high 400th position in the latest QS World University Rankings 2022. This is also the highest rating ever achieved by Lithuanian universities in the global ranking of QS universities.

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Klaipeda to host European folk culture festival next year

The Lithuanian port city of Klaipeda will be able to host the Europeade, the largest festival of European folk culture, in 2022 after the coronavirus pandemic prevented it from holding the event in 2020.

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Vilnius born French author Romain Gary: reading his works you switch from tears to laughter in the same sentence

Romain Gary is a famous French author born in Vilnius in 1914 under the name Roman Kacew. French pupils study his works at high school. In Lithuania, he has been gaining popularity for the last 10 years, mainly through the construction of a monument and archival discoveries.

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Lithuania’s The Roop to perform 18th in Eurovision’s Grand Final

Lithuania’s The Roop will perform 18th in the Grand Final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, May 22, the organizers of the show reported.

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Lithuania's The Roop to open Eurovision's first semi-final

Lithuania’s The Roop are opening the first semi-final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest with their song Discoteque on Tuesday night.

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Vilnius court to start hearing Kirkorov's complaint over ban on his entry to Lithuania

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court will on Monday start hearing an appeal filed by Russian performer Philipp Kirkorov against the migration authority's January 19 decision to ban him from entering Lithuania for five years.

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Last unknown tower of Vilnius' Lower Castle located at Gediminas Hill foot

The last unknown tower of Vilnius' Lower Castle has been localized at the foot of the Lithuanian capital's Gediminas Hill using electric tomography.

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Half of people in southeastern Lithuania don’t watch Polish TV channels

Half of the residents in southeastern Lithuania do not watch Polish TV channels as some of them choose Russian ones, a survey commissioned by Lithuania's previous government has revealed.

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