Lithuania

Country Lithuania
Capital Vilnius
Continent Europe
Currency Lithuanian litas(LTL)
Languages Lithuanian

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Introduction

Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

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iGas secures two major cylinder filling projects in Lithuania - gasworld

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iGas secures two major cylinder filling projects in Lithuania
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Turnkey gas projects solutions provider iGAS Technology Solutions Ltd. has secured two major cylinder filling projects in Lithuania with JSC Gaschema LT. Both full turnkey projects, mono gas oxygen (O2) filling and mixtures filling, including supply ...



Lithuania - Telecoms Mobile Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - Markets Insider

Lithuania - Telecoms Mobile Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
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Lithuania's small telecoms market is among the more developed in Europe. A number of alternative operators offer services although the incumbent Telia Lithuania is still the dominant operator in the fixed-line and broadband sectors. The number of fixed ...

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Lithuania ignores US lawmakers' protest at construction on Jewish graves - The Times of Israel

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Lithuania ignores US lawmakers' protest at construction on Jewish graves
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Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite talks to soldiers serving in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battalion battle group in Rukla, Lithuania, August 11, 2017. (AFP/Petras Malukas) ...



Ukraine, Lithuania Protest Proposed Polish Passport Images - U.S. News & World Report

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Ukraine, Lithuania Protest Proposed Polish Passport Images
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27, 2013 file photoan elderly man walks through the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Gate of Dawn is the only surviving gate, out of nine, which formed a wall circling Vilnius. Lithuania and Ukraine are protesting a proposal by Poland's ...
Ukraine, Lithuania protest proposed Polish passport images ...National Post

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Orono Native is U. S. Ambassador to Lithuania | WCSH6.com - WCSH-TV

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Orono Native is U. S. Ambassador to Lithuania | WCSH6.com
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Orono Native Anne Hall is the U. S, Ambassador to Lithuania. Hall attended Orono schools and The University of Maine. She received a Master's Degree from ...

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Lithuanian court upholds extradition of man to US in $100 million fraud case - Reuters

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Lithuanian court upholds extradition of man to US in $100 million fraud case
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VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania's top appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian man accused of defrauding Facebook and Google out of more than $100 million. According to a U.S. indictment made public in ...
Lithuanian court OKs extradition in US phishing caseThe Seattle Times
Google Facebook fraud suspect's extradition cleared by LithuaniaGadgets Now
Lithuanian suspect accused of bilking money out of Facebook, Google to be extradited to US: courtXinhua

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Gudzius earns stunning discus triumph for Lithuania - Economic Times

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Gudzius earns stunning discus triumph for Lithuania
Economic Times
By Ian Chadband. LONDON (Reuters) - Lithuanian Andrius Gudzius, a one-time junior prodigy, finally fulfilled expectations to shock the big names in the discus and take gold at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 26-year-old, who had won ...
Lithuania's Gudzius wins men's discus throw title at athletics worlds (updated)Xinhua

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'Desperate' pensioner on five-year waiting list for shoulder replacement heads to Lithuania for surgery - the Irish News

the Irish News

'Desperate' pensioner on five-year waiting list for shoulder replacement heads to Lithuania for surgery
the Irish News
Orthopaedic procedures account for the majority of the surgeries performed but patients with brain-related illnesses and kidney conditions have also applied for reimbursements after travelling to countries including Slovakia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Hungary ...



Who can take Lithuania into the Top 5 at Eurovision 2018? - esctoday.com

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Who can take Lithuania into the Top 5 at Eurovision 2018?
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Eurovision news 2018: Day 8 of our #10DaysofConfirmations project sees one more confirmation from the Baltic sea for their participation at the 63rd Eurovision ...

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Fairland churches await new pastors stuck in Lithuania - Shelbynews

Fairland churches await new pastors stuck in Lithuania
Shelbynews
“The National Visa Center has told us it can take up to 11 weeks for the paperwork to be finalized and then it is up to the embassy in Lithuania,” Jolita said. “We've been working on this since October of last year. We have no exact date (when we can ...