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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Admissions and university life during pandemics: experiences and advice by teachers and students

Last year there was the first graduation during the pandemics. And this year, probably, it will be the same, so we decided to ask the teachers and students who graduated last year, to share their experience about graduating and applying to universities during pandemics and what to expect.

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Mission Siberia project discontinued in Lithuania

The 15-year-old Mission Siberia initiative of organizing annual expeditions to tend graves of Lithuanian deportees and political prisoners in Siberia has announced its decision to end its activity.

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Young Lithuanian pianist teaches Čiurlionis’ music colors in America

27-year old Paulius Pancekauskas – a Vilnius native and one of the most talented pianists of his generations – has created a successful method of teaching music which can be called quintessentially Lithuanian as it is based on Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis’ music colors. A graduate of The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and winner of several prestigious international piano competitions, Pancekauskas, despite his youth, has become one of the most popular piano teachers in Boston.

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New walking tour inspired by Litvak artist Samuel Bak launched in Vilnius

A new cultural and historic walking tour inspired by internationally-renowned Litvak painter Samuel Bak is being launched in Vilnius.

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Churches to resume services with people

Roman Catholic churches in all Lithuanian municipalities will reopen to public worship this Sunday, the Lithuanian Bishops' Conference said on Friday.

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Plans to erect monument for "mother of women's basketball" Berenson Abbott in Lithuania

There are plans in Lithuania to erect a monument and this way honor the memory of Senda Berenson Abbott, who is considered to be the mother of women's basketball, in Butrimonys, Alytus District, where she was born.

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Smart art by Akrolesta: art is communication that doesn't need translation

Akrolesta's personal exhibition opened in Kaunas on the 22 of March. We interviewed the author.

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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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Special binocular installation puts old cinemas in Lithuanian regions into spotlight

“Following the fall of the Iron Curtain, Lithuania inherited the biggest network of cinemas in the Baltic states that is currently deteriorating at a rapid pace, now it is the smallest one. ” the cinema historian Dr. Lina Kaminskaitė, who, together with her colleagues, is now researching the cinema culture in the remote areas of Lithuania, says.

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Center of Baltic Studies opened in Kiev

A Center of Baltic Studies has been opened at Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev during a grand ceremony on Friday.

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NASA scientist Čekanavičiūtė to present the effects of cosmic radiation on the brain at the conference

This year, the Lithuanian cosmo-biologist Eglė Čekanavičiūtė, a researcher from NASA, will speak at the International Conference Open Readings 2021 for young researchers organized by the Faculty of Physics and the Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology of Vilnius University.

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Educational museums: digitalisation can solve issues of regional differences

After most sectors, including cultural and educational institutions, have been forced to close due to COVID-19, students and the wider public were deprived of some educational activities and cultural content. However, according to Jolita Rudgalvienė, the director of the Museum of Lithuanian Education History, the pandemic just emphasised the issues, which were already there: for various reasons, such as the distance between cities or lack of time, some students could not visit museums or other educational institutions even before it.

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Vilnius Book Fair postponed to 2022

Vilnius' annual international book fair has been postponed to next year due to the epidemiological situation, the organizers said on Monday.

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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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