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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Lithuania - Wikipedia
Lithuania - CIA World Fact Book
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The Pirates called up Dovydas Neverauskas, the first born-and-raised Lithuanian in MLB history - MLB.com

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The Pirates called up Dovydas Neverauskas, the first born-and-raised Lithuanian in MLB history
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Neverauskas hails from Vilnius, Lithuania, where his father, Virmidas, encouraged him to learn and play the game despite its relative anonymity. He attended European Academy baseball camps in Italy and was signed by the Pirates in July 2009 -- another ...
Pirates call up Dovydas Neverauskas, the first Lithuanian born player in MLB historyCBSSports.com
Pirates call up Dovydas Neverauskas, first Lithuanian player in MLB historySports Illustrated
Pirates call up Lithuanian reliever NeverauskasESPN
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Azerbaijan, Lithuania discuss ways to develop cooperation - AzerNews

AzerNews

Azerbaijan, Lithuania discuss ways to develop cooperation
AzerNews
Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis as part of his official visit to Vilnius. The sides discussed the current status of relations and prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan ...
APA - Date of next meeting of Azerbaijan-Lithuania ...APA
Linas Linkevicius: Lithuania supports development of Azerbaijan-EU cooperationAZERTAC News
Azerbaijan, Lithuania outline co-op priorities (PHOTO)Trend News Agency

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Ryanair welcomes Lithuanian president to Kaunas maintenance base to launch National Career Week - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Ryanair welcomes Lithuanian president to Kaunas maintenance base to launch National Career Week
Baltic Times
Ryanair, Europe's No.1 airline, welcomed Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania, and 80 Lithuanian high school students to its newly expanded aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) base in Kaunas, as it marked the launch of National Career ...



Lithuania Disappearing - Georgia Today

Georgia Today

Lithuania Disappearing
Georgia Today
If nothing changes in Lithuania, the prospect that awaits it in the coming decades is far from encouraging. With the number of workers and children decreasing, and the number of pensioners growing, the potential result is disastrous: no money to ...



Lithuanian volunteers help soldiers in eastern Ukraine - Washington Post

Washington Post

Lithuanian volunteers help soldiers in eastern Ukraine
Washington Post
VILNIUS, Lithuania — In a cramped warehouse on the banks of the flooded River Neris in a tranquil part of the Lithuanian capital, Jonas Ohman and his crew are loading unmarked boxes and bags onto a truck destined for the front in eastern Ukraine, more ...
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Says NATO Deployment Shows CommitmentRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Faster, greener, cheaper: Hyperloop One visits Lithuania - EN DELFI (subscription)

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Faster, greener, cheaper: Hyperloop One visits Lithuania
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Hyperloop One spent a day visiting Lithuania and met with ministers, innovators and business community. They gave everyone updates of the progress they are making towards building the first functioning Hyperloop. They are currently building a test ...



'Little Green Men' From Russia Are Coming—and Lithuania Isn't Prepared - Observer

Observer

'Little Green Men' From Russia Are Coming—and Lithuania Isn't Prepared
Observer
Lithuanians are preparing to resist Russian invasion—signs of which they see coming from everywhere. Last summer, when the Central Bank of Russia issued five collectable coins commemorating the liberation of European capitals by the Red Army—one of ...



Science confirms the incredible story of Lithuania's Holocaust ... - PRI

PRI

Science confirms the incredible story of Lithuania's Holocaust ...
PRI
More than 70 years ago, a group of Jewish prisoners dug a tunnel using mostly their hands and spoons to escape their Nazi captors. A team of archaeologists ...

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Competition Announced for New Concert Center in Kanaus ... - ArchDaily

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Competition Announced for New Concert Center in Kanaus ...
ArchDaily
Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) has been appointed by Kaunas City Municipality to run a one-stage design contest for Kaunas' new Concert Centre.
Lithuania to mount major concert hall competition | News | Architects ...Architects' Journal

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Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania Electricity Industry Profiles Report 2017: All 3 Countries Offer Attractive ... - Business Wire (press release)

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania Electricity Industry Profiles Report 2017: All 3 Countries Offer Attractive ...
Business Wire (press release)
Although the Baltic States are 3 of Europe's smallest electricity markets, they offer attractive investment opportunities for European investors. All 3 are looking to increase their penetration of renewable energy as a way of ensuring security of ...

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