DNA bank of partisans' relatives planned in Lithuania

Several institutions in Lithuania are considering establishing a bank of DNA samples of post-war partisans' relatives to be able to identify partisans' remains once they are found as under Moscow's 1946 order, they were all buried secretly.

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February 16 is not only the birthday of Lithuania but also of the national higher education

On February 16, 1918, by signing The Act of Reinstating Independence, Lithuania declared its independence. However, this is not the only reason for celebrating February 16th.

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Remains of 11 post-war partisans, their supporters found, identified in Lithuania

The remains of 11 Lithuanian partisans and their supporters have been discovered and identified in Vilnius and Leipalingis, near the southern town of Druskininkai, the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania said on Monday.

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Between Music and Ritual with Vítězslav Mikeš

The Music Information Centre Lithuania has recently released the album Between Music and Ritual that has been in gestation for two years. It features works by Bronius Kutavičius, Justė Janulytė, Justina Repečkaitė, Antanas Jasenka and Dominykas Digimas, as well as creative collaborations between Jūra Elena Šedytė and Simonas Nekrošius and Arturas Bumšteinas and Viktorija Damerell. The album was curated by Vítězslav Mikeš – a Czech musicologist, music writer, programmer and an indefatigable promoter whose significant contribution to the dissemination of Lithuanian music in the Czech Republic was acknowledged with the Knight’s Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania in 2018.

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Churches to resume public services on Wednesday

Most Roman Catholic churches in Lithuania will reopen to public worship next Wednesday, the Church leaders said on Friday.

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Vilnius University is looking for 350 academic staff

Vilnius University has called international competitions to fill free academic positions as it is looking for 350 lecturers and science workers from various areas.

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Lithuanian film industry receives record investment in 2020 despite pandemic

The Lithuanian film industry attracted a record amount of investment under a corporate income tax incentive scheme last year, despite restrictions and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The chroniclers of the art of painting in the Baltic States

Young Painter Prize - one of the most important art events in the Baltic countries, held since 2009. This project combines the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian young artists a common goal - to present their national identity, art school practices and personal creative potential. This project welcomes the participation of young artists from three Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia). The main aim of the project - to present the brightest and most promising painters of the younger generation and to create an opportunity for public access to such dynamic new art. Moreover, this projects aims to help its target audience – art collectors, managers, curators – discover new talents in Baltic States.

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Ministry regrets over subsidies paid to promoters of Russian singers’ concerts

Daina Urbanaviciene, Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Culture and former chair of the Lithuanian Council for Culture, regretted over subsidies for cancelled or postponed events allocated to companies that had been planning concerts of Russian performers Philipp Kirkorov and Mikhail Shufutinsky.

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Church leaders reverse decision to resume public services

Lithuanian Catholic Church leaders have reversed their decision to reopen churches for public worship, Vilnius Archbishop Gintaras Grusas said on Wednesday.

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MO museum in Vilnius creates outdoor installation to inspire citizens

When the global pandemic caused massive shutdowns, artists and museums were forced to find new ways to display their pieces and invite people to experience art in a safe way. MO Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania, decided to bring the art outside to soothe and inspire citizens.

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Churches won't hold public prayers until January 10

Lithuanian churches are extending the existing restrictions, introduced to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, and will not hold public prayers until January 10.

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Work of art by Lithuanian artist found in US after considered lost for nearly 50 years

A work of art by Lithuanian famous artist Kazys Varnelis has been found in the United States after being considered lost for nearly 50 years, the National Museum of Lithuania reported on Wednesday.

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Interactive game created by Lithuanian team won World Summit Awards

An interactive educational game “Flight across the Atlantic” featuring the legendary flight of Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas was announced as one of the winners in the global digital innovation competition World Summit Awards (WSA). The product was created by the team of innovators from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Vytautas the Great War Museum.

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Churches to suspend public services from Wednesday

Roman Catholic churches in Lithuania will suspend public services between December 16 and January 3, but will remain open to private prayer and services, the Lithuanian Bishops' Conference said on Tuesday.

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Vilnius University marks the Nobel Prize week by granting prof. V. Šikšnys a solid grant

This year’s Nobel Prizes are being presented in Stockholm and Oslo this week. On Tuesday, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Anne Doudna were officially awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. On this occasion, Vilnius University decided to symbolically honour prof. Virginijus Šikšnys, a scientist who was eligible for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and deserved it for his achievements.

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Primary schoolchildren in Lithuania start early winter holidays

Primary schoolchildren in Lithuania are starting their winter holidays on Monday after they were brought forward due to the coronavirus situation.

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F. Grandi. It is an uncomfortable birthday that we are not in the mood to celebrate

On 14 December, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will be 70 years old. For an organization that should have ceased to exist after three years, it is an uncomfortable birthday that we are not in the mood to celebrate.

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Theatrologist Veisaite passes away

Lithuanian theatrologist, literaturologist and human rights activist Irena Veisaite has passed away at the age of 92, her friend and former student Marius Mikajalunas has on Friday confirmed it to BNS.

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Conductor Petras Bingelis passes away

Well-known Lithuanian conductor Petras Bingelis passed away on Sunday at the age of 77.

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