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 Set To Publish KGB Agent Reports - UpNorth

Lithuania Set To Publish KGB Agent Reports
UpNorth
The Lithuanian Genocide and Resistance Research Center (LGGRTC) announced this week that it will shortly publish information about the activities of Soviet era KGB agents and collaborators in Lithuania. According to the press release, the handwritten ...



Putin awards editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Putin awards editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly
Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Russia's president has awarded the Medal of Alexander Pushkin, a state decoration, to Valerij Tretjakov, editor-in-chief of Lithuania's ...

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Estonian company to install a public transport ticketing system in Lithuania - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian company to install a public transport ticketing system in Lithuania
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
Ridango won a public procurement in Klaipeda and will install over 400 validators in 231 public transport vehicles in Lithuania's third largest city. The new ticketing system is similar to the ones used in the Estonian towns of Tallinn and Tartu. In ...



Lithuania Airports issues Vilnius duty-free tender - DFNIonline.com (blog)

DFNIonline.com (blog)

Lithuania Airports issues Vilnius duty-free tender
DFNIonline.com (blog)
Lithuania Airports has issued an open duty-free tender for six outlets covering 1,500sq m of retail space at Vilnius International airport. The six-year contract with a four-year extension option, comprises one walkthrough duty-free shop, which will ...



The spectacular beauty of Lithuania captured by drone - Lonely Planet Travel News

Lonely Planet Travel News

The spectacular beauty of Lithuania captured by drone
Lonely Planet Travel News
Captured by Martynas Charevicius from Vilnius in Lithuania, the series began at the start of this year when the photographer got his first quadcopter, teaching himself how to operate it around the local area. This soon inspired Martynas to capture as ...



Lithuania starting publishing reports of KGB agents - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Lithuania starting publishing reports of KGB agents
Baltic Times
VILNIUS – The Lithuanian Genocide and Resistance Research Center (LGGRTC) is starting publishing agency reports by agents of the Soviet special service KGB. According to the press release, they are the most detailed reflection of the operations KGB ...



Lithuania Disappoints Fintech Sector With Virtual Currency Crackdown - PaymentsCompliance (blog)

Lithuania Disappoints Fintech Sector With Virtual Currency Crackdown
PaymentsCompliance (blog)
Regulators in Lithuania have broken from their fintech-friendly reputation by issuing tough restrictions on businesses using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. Last week, the Lithuanian central bank issued a notice deterring its financial sector from ...



Lithuania 0 England 1: Harry Kane delivers again in yet another dreary display for Gareth Southgate's strugglers - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Lithuania 0 England 1: Harry Kane delivers again in yet another dreary display for Gareth Southgate's strugglers
Telegraph.co.uk
Supporters walking out in Malta, paper aeroplanes at Wembley and, against Lithuania, an ironic chant of “It's just like watching Brazil”. It really was not. But this is England 2017. They have to play better than this. It is, quite frankly, boring ...
Lithuania 0-1 England: World Cup 2018 qualifier – as it happenedThe Guardian
How England players rated against Lithuania in VilniusBBC Sport
Lithuania 0-1 England: Seven things you missed as Harry Winks shines but 3-4-3 fails while ponchos come out in force ...Daily Mail
Soccer Laduma -The Sun -Mirror.co.uk
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Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania to India (October 08-11, 2017) - Ministry of External Affairs (press release)

The Asian Age

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania to India (October 08-11, 2017)
Ministry of External Affairs (press release)
The two Ministers held discussions on various aspects of bilateral ties as well as important regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The visit marks the celebration of 25 years of diplomatic relations between India and Lithuania. India's ...
India, Lithuania ink extradition treatyThe Asian Age
India, Lithuania sign extradition treatyYahoo India News
India, Lithuania sign extradition agreementBusiness Standard

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Kaliningrad – Lithuania border station commissioned - Railway Gazette International

Railway Gazette International

Kaliningrad – Lithuania border station commissioned
Railway Gazette International
RUSSIA: Border facilities for passengers and freight crossing between Kaliningrad oblast and Kybartai in Lithuania were commissioned at Chernyshevskoye in the east of the Russian exclave on October 2. Border formalities were previously undertaken 10 km ...