History

Lithuania joins call to investigate crimes of European communist regimes
2016 m. rugpjūčio 24 d. 10:04
Ministers of five Eastern European countries have issued a joint statement, calling for investigation into the crimes of communist regimes in Europe.
'1990s was a time of great joy and great trauma'
2016 m. rugpjūčio 24 d. 08:47
Mimicking and copying Western Europe was one of the main strategies that Lithuanians used to cope with the socio-political and existential chaos after the collapse of...
5 programėlės, kurios padės mokytis mokykloje
2016 m. rugpjūčio 23 d. 17:16
Rugsėjo pirmoji jau visai ne už kalnų. Vasaros atostogoms artėjant į pabaigą dalis...
Conference in Vilnius discuss hazards of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant
2016 m. rugpjūčio 23 d. 16:48
Serious safety and geopolitical concerns about the Astravyets (Ostrovets) Nuclear Power...
Lithuania commemorating 27th anniversary of the Baltic Way
2016 m. rugpjūčio 23 d. 09:28
On August 23, Lithuania is celebrating the 27th anniversary of the Baltic Way , a...
WWII German war prisoner remains exhumed in Kaunas
2016 m. rugpjūčio 22 d. 11:31
Exhumation of remains of German prisoners of war of World War II has been started in the southern redoubt of the Kaunas fortress, Kauno Diena daily reports.
Lithuania buying German Boxers for €386m
2016 m. rugpjūčio 22 d. 10:34
Lithuania on Monday signed a contract to purchase German Boxer infantry fighting vehicles for nearly €386 million, which is the most expensive acquisition in the...
Was Pushkin's great-grandfather baptised in Vilnius?
2016 m. rugpjūčio 19 d. 08:22
In the historic part of Vilnius, on Didžioji Street, there stands the Orthodox Church of...
Russian singer denied entry to Lithuania
2016 m. rugpjūčio 18 d. 10:36
Oleg Gazmanov, a Russian pop singer known for his glorification of the Kremlin and the...
The cold friendship between Lithuania and Poland
2016 m. rugpjūčio 18 d. 07:40
Posters on bus stops across Vilnius remind us that, this autumn, we are celebrating the 25th...
Portland's Lithuanians have a new player to root for
2016 m. rugpjūčio 17 d. 13:49
Members of the Lithuanian community in Portland will once again be able to regularly observe as one of their countrymen participates in the American sports scene.
Australai – atsipūtę: prieš žūtbūtinį mūšį su Lietuva net nepasirodė treniruotėje  (252)
2016 m. rugpjūčio 17 d. 10:16
Rio de Žaneiro olimpiniame krepšinio turnyre išaušo ketvirtfinalių diena, o jos išvakarėse komandos paskutinius štrichus dėliojosi vakarinėse treniruotėse....
Lithuania to sign Boxer purchase contract next week
2016 m. rugpjūčio 16 d. 15:26
The contract on the purchase of German infantry fighting vehicles Boxer for Lithuanian...
How Lithuanians became descendants of Ancient Romans
2016 m. rugpjūčio 12 d. 08:24
History is a powerful tool and sixteenth-century Lithuanian noble houses were only too...
NATO and Russia must talk to each other now more than ever
2016 m. rugpjūčio 11 d. 07:29
With tensions between Moscow and NATO at its worst since the end of the Cold War , it is...
Why there should be more women in politics
2016 m. rugpjūčio 9 d. 07:45
Even though some of the world's most powerful nations are, or are likely to soon be, led by women, equal gender representation in politics and parliaments is still...
Lithuania puts old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius under state protection
2016 m. rugpjūčio 8 d. 14:15
The old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius has been listed among cultural objects protected by the state, under a decree signed by Lithuania's Culture Minister Šarūnas...
Pateko į istoriją: R. Berankis tapo visų laikų olimpinių žaidynių antirekordininku  (393)
2016 m. rugpjūčio 6 d. 23:14
Visą sezoną atkakliai rinkęs taškus tam, kad patektų į 2016 metų Rio de Žaneiro...
The most beautiful woman of all time: Myths of Barbora Radvilaitė
2016 m. rugpjūčio 5 d. 07:22
In Lithuanian historical consciousness, Barbora Radvilaitė (or Barbara Radziwill,...
Doping in sports: Winning at what cost?
2016 m. rugpjūčio 4 d. 15:52
The International Olympic Committee could have sent a strong message that doping in sport...
Oldest building in Kaunas to be restored to its Renaissance glory
2016 m. rugpjūčio 4 d. 09:46
What is believed to be one of the oldest stone building in Kaunas will undergo major restoration. After the conservation-restoration works are complete, the building...
Lithuania incensed by coin dedicated to Soviet 'liberation' of Vilnius
2016 m. rugpjūčio 3 d. 14:57
A new five-rouble coin issued by the central bank of Russia has irritated Lithuania by including its capital Vilnius among the European cities liberated from the...
Sergey Kanovich: On protecting anti-Semites
2016 m. rugpjūčio 2 d. 10:10
Recently, members of the Vilnius City Street, Monument and Plaque Names Commission...
Lithuania to commemorate Roma Holocaust
2016 m. rugpjūčio 2 d. 09:05
An event in Vilnius on Tuesday will pay tribute to the genocide of Roma people during World...
What are the dangers of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant to Lithuania?
2016 m. liepos 29 d. 09:20
Lithuania is stepping up its opposition to the nuclear power plant that Belarus is...
14-year-old chronicler of the Vilna Ghetto  (1)
2016 m. liepos 29 d. 07:44
More than seven decades ago, long queues of people would line outside the house number 4 on Žemaitijos Street in Vilnius. Each day, two hundred hungry and exhausted...
Palaužė kaip epidemija plintantis negalavimas: staiga viskas pradėjo varginti  (59)
2016 m. liepos 26 d. 19:55
Vis daugiau ir daugiau žmonių kenčia nuo išsekimo. Tačiau ar tai šiuolaikinio gyvenimo prieskonis, ar kur kas sudėtingesnis, nuo senų laikų žmonių fizinę,...
Signing of Boxer vehicle purchase moved to August
2016 m. liepos 25 d. 16:08
Signing of the contract on the purchase of German infantry fighting vehicles Boxer for...
Why Does China Reject the Award by the Arbitral Tribunal in the South China Sea Arbitration?
2016 m. liepos 24 d. 20:59
H. E. Mr. Wei Ruixing, Chinese Ambassador to Lithuania. After the Arbitral Tribunal in the...
The Battle of Durbė: How medieval Samogitians defied the will of their king
2016 m. liepos 22 d. 07:00
The Battle of Durbė, in which rebelling Samogitians beat the Livonian Order in 1260, is...