Lithuania marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Lithuania marks the National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews on Friday.

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Foreign Minister met with president of Yale University

On 19 September, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with members of the academic community of Yale University: President Peter Salovey, Professor Timothy Snyder, and students of political science, stated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania renamed into Vilnius Old Theatre

Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys has signed a decree renaming the Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania into Vilnius Old Theatre. The new title was chosen out of 14 proposals.

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Minister of Culture and National Heritage: Poland will not abstain from recovering Polish cultural goods

With the outbreak of World War II, Germany started a coherent and deliberate campaign of erasing Poland from the map of Europe. The Polish nation was to be deprived of its intellectual elites, identity, and sovereignty. Destruction and plundering did not spare Polish culture. Literature, music, film, theatre, arts: all the cultural areas suffered irreparable losses that still can be felt today.

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Jakilaitis, Kojala, Bumblauskas named Lithuania’s most influential public figures

Lithuania's experts have named journalist and TV host Edmundas Jakilaitis, political scientist Linas Kojala and historian Alfredas Bumblauskas as the country's most influential public figures, according to a survey published by the delfi.lt online news site on Monday.

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Photo exhibition on Hong Kong Way opened at Seimas

A photo exhibition has been opened at the Lithuanian Seimas on Thursday, reminding of the protests that took place in Hong Kong three years ago and led to an action inspired by the Baltic Way.

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Vilnius plans to remove Soviet sculptures from Antakalnis Cemetery in September

The Vilnius authorities plan to remove the Soviet sculptures at Antakalnis Cemetery in September, the Vilnius municipality informed BNS.

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Head of Church Heritage Museum proposed for Lithuania's ambassador to Vatican

Sigita Maslauskaite-Mazyliene, an artist, art historian and director of the Church Heritage Museum, is proposed for Lithuania's ambassador to the Holy See.

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Artwork by Soutino and Modigliani to go on display in Alytus

Artwork by world-renown artists Chaim Soutine and Amedeo Modiglianio will go on display at the Audiovisual Arts Center in Alytus, a city in southern Lithuania.

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Seimas committee backs bid to help to Sugihara House

The Lithuanian parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs is in favor of helping the foundation of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara who saved thousands of Jews during WW II, with around 150,000 euros needed every year.

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Lithuania to host intl military orchestra festival for first time ever

Lithuania will host an international military orchestra festival for the first time ever late in August, the Lithuanian Armed Forces reported on Thursday.

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Actor Vytautas Tomkus passes away

Lithuanian film and stage actor Vytautas Tomkus passed away at the age of 81 on Sunday, his daughter has confirmed.

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Jewish gravestones dismantled from steps of capital’s Tauras Hill returned to cemetery

The Jewish gravestones barbarically used for the construction of stairs in the Soviet era on Tauras Hill near the Lutheran Church Garden will finally be properly repaired – their dismantling began on 11 July, said Vilnius City Municipality.

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70 Ukrainian artists who fled war get grants

Some 70 Ukrainian artists who fled the war have been awarded grants in Lithuania and will be paid 600 euros each for three months, Lithuania's Culture Ministry said on Thursday.

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'Ukrainian bookshelf' opens in Vilnius' central library

The Ukrainian bookshelf, an initiative to promote Ukrainian literature, is being launched at the Central Library of Vilnius City Municipality on Thursday.

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A memorial plaque to Lithuanian writer removed in Russia's Sovetsk

A memorial plaque to Vilhelmas Storosta-Vydunas, a Lithuanian writer and philosopher who lived and worked in Sovetsk, Russia's Kaliningrad region, has been removed, Lithuania's public broadcaster LRT reports on Tuesday.

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First Vilnius Biennial for Performance Art announces an open call

The Vilnius Biennial for Performance Art announces an international open call for artists to participate in the 2023 event. The first and only performance art festival in Vilnius will take place in the capital’s public and semi-public spaces. The Biennial will invite Vilnius residents and visitors to witness performances by both established and emerging artists from Lithuania and many other countries.

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Estonian-Lithuanian artist celebrated at Holywood awards event

Estonian-Lithuanian artist Arthur Doweyko was honored at the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Event in Hollywood as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest earning him a cash prize in addition to having his art published in the international bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 38.

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

Vilnius University (VU) has maintained the highest rating it received last year among Lithuanian higher education institutions, ranking 400th in the latest QS World University Rankings 2022.

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Bareisa's Pilgrims, Kiela and Jakstaite receive Silver Crane film awards

Laurynas Bareisa and his film Pilgrims triumphed at the Silver Crane film awards in Lithuania over the weekend, and Giedrius Kiela and Zygimante Elena Jakstaite were named the best actor and actress.

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