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Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) is the national public broadcasting company of Lithuania.

Burning fuel oil will keep heating bills low this winter, Vilnius mayor says

Using fuel oil, or mazut, for district heating in Vilnius during the coming winter season will help keep heating bills f...

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Lithuanian president calls for more pressure on Moscow over Crimea

The international community must step up pressure on Russia over its annexation of Crimea and human rights violations in...

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Russia’s defeat in Ukraine would help it shed imperialist mentality, Latvian minister says in Vilnius

It would be “healthy” for Russia to suffer a defeat in its war against Ukraine so that it can be rid of its imperialist ...

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Lithuania officially closing Medininkai migrant centre

Lithuania is on Friday officially closing the Medininkai Foreigners’ Registration Centre in the district of Vilnius.

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Kaunas school sheds Alexander Pushkin name

A school in Lithuania’s second biggest city, hitherto known as Alexander Pushkin Gymnasium, has been renamed to Kaunas I...

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Intelligence chief named Lithuania’s most influential public servant

A poll of Lithuanian experts has ranked Darius Jauniškis, director of the country's State Security Department (VSD), as ...

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Regional visa restrictions for Russians to be discussed next week, Lithuanian FM says

Russian nationals have crossed the Lithuanian border 130,000 times since the start of the Ukraine war in late February, ...

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LRT English Newsletter: Turn off the lights to defeat Putin

LRT English Newsletter – September 2, 2022

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‘Teachers here are softer.’ Some 7,000 Ukrainian kids start school in Lithuania

On September 1, Bagdana Arseniuk, a 10th-grader from Kyiv, sang the national anthem of Lithuania instead of Ukraine.

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Lithuanian Railways received pre-payment for 3 weeks of Kaliningrad transit

Lithuanian Railways (LTG) said on Thursday it has received advance payments for 2.5-million-euro-worth of Russian transi...

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Khodorkovsky, Kasparov urge against blanket visa bans for Russians

Russian opposition activists Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Garry Kasparov have asked the EU not to impose a blanket visa ban ...

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Energy subsidies should take priority over higher defence spending, Lithuanian president says

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said that he would rather see the government subsidise energy costs than raise defe...

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Suspected gang leader in employment of Lithuanian Amateur Football Association – media

Giedrius Janonis, a suspected leader of an organised crime group known as Kamuoliniai, has been employed as a project ma...

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Documentary about Jonas Mekas to premiere at Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival is hosting the world premiere of a film about the Lithuanian-American avant-garde filmmaker Jon...

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Baltics, Poland to seek tougher solutions after EU adopts ‘half-measure’ on visas for Russians

The Baltic countries and Poland will seek separate solutions to limit the flow of Russian travellers, Lithuania’s foreig...

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Lithuanian schools struggle to attract teachers as new academic year begins

With the new academic year kicking off on September 1, Lithuania’s education community is facing a challenge with a shor...

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Tent rally in Vilnius demands more student accommodation amid soaring rents

Eight protesters set up tents outside the Ministry of Education in Vilnius to demand that universities provide more stud...

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Lithuanian minister responds to MSF criticism: migrants are not detained, have access to basic services

Responding to recent criticism from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) over Lithuania’s treatment of irregular migrants, Int...

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Watchdog refuses blanket authorisation for Lithuanian Railways to receive payments from Russia

The Financial Crimes Investigation Service (FNTT) has denied Lithuanian Railways (LTG) a general authorisation to receiv...

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Why Gorbachev will not be remembered fondly in Lithuania

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union who presided over its relatively peaceful dissolution, passed awa...

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