Such requests from cultural organizations are still being received despite the Council members' position, expressed on February 25, that Russian artists and performers are not welcome in Lithuania, the Council said.

In response, Council members held a meeting a week ago and repeated that they perceived Russian culture as soft power in Lithuania and reinforced their previous position.

"Members of the Lithuanian Council for Culture (...) declare that the promotion of Russian culture must not be financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture during the duration of the war. This position is supported by the majority of members of the Lithuanian Council for Culture", the Council said.

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