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
Lithuania - BBC
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Lithuania Is Forming a New Relationship With Its Past—and With Israel - Foreign PolicyLithuania Is Forming a New Relationship With Its Past—and With Israel  Foreign Policy

On the borders of Putin's Baltic fortress, Lithuania cheers local buildup of US forces - DefenseNews.comOn the borders of Putin's Baltic fortress, Lithuania cheers local buildup of US forces  DefenseNews.com

UK's Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues visited Lithuania - GOV.UKUK's Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues visited Lithuania  GOV.UK

Lithuania-based veterinary student: 'Think beyond the obvious' - AgrilandLithuania-based veterinary student: 'Think beyond the obvious'  Agriland

A weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania — weird but absolutely wonderful - The TimesA weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania — weird but absolutely wonderful  The Times

Lithuania says statement about accepting US nuclear weapons is fake - Stars and StripesLithuania says statement about accepting US nuclear weapons is fake  Stars and Stripes

Autumn scenery in Vilnius, Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAutumn scenery in Vilnius, Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Lithuania mulls acquiring six US Black Hawk helicopters by 2024: ministry - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLithuania mulls acquiring six US Black Hawk helicopters by 2024: ministry - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Three cities set to host the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™ - FIFA.comThree cities set to host the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™  FIFA.com

U.S. to deploy 500 troops to Lithuania in fresh signal to Russia - ReutersU.S. to deploy 500 troops to Lithuania in fresh signal to Russia  Reuters

Lithuania acts against pirate sites - Broadband TV NewsLithuania acts against pirate sites  Broadband TV News

Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on project commemorating Jewish life in Lithuania - JNS.orgAnti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on project commemorating Jewish life in Lithuania  JNS.org

Video: Evacuation in Lithuania amid fire at tyre recycling plant - bnn-news.comVideo: Evacuation in Lithuania amid fire at tyre recycling plant  bnn-news.com

Hearing the Shofar’s Cry in the Jerusalem of Lithuania - The New York TimesHearing the Shofar’s Cry in the Jerusalem of Lithuania  The New York Times

Programmers from Lithuania are recognized worldwide - Invest LithuaniaProgrammers from Lithuania are recognized worldwide  Invest Lithuania

Palace of Concerts and Sports – Vilnius, Lithuania - Atlas ObscuraPalace of Concerts and Sports – Vilnius, Lithuania  Atlas Obscura

People celebrate autumn equinox in Vilnius, Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPeople celebrate autumn equinox in Vilnius, Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Lithuania lags behind EU in applying car pollution tax: minister - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLithuania lags behind EU in applying car pollution tax: minister - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Extradition imminent for suburban florist who faces charges in Lithuania that she says are retaliation for exp - Chicago TribuneExtradition imminent for suburban florist who faces charges in Lithuania that she says are retaliation for exp  Chicago Tribune

Teacher trade union initiates strike over education funding in Lithuania - Baltic TimesTeacher trade union initiates strike over education funding in Lithuania  Baltic Times

TEXAS DIGEST: 500 Fort Hood soldiers deploying to Lithuania - Austin American-StatesmanTEXAS DIGEST: 500 Fort Hood soldiers deploying to Lithuania  Austin American-Statesman

International fireworks show held in Vilnius, Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaInternational fireworks show held in Vilnius, Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Secretary Perry To Visit Lithuania, Latvia, And Iceland - Energy.govSecretary Perry To Visit Lithuania, Latvia, And Iceland  Energy.gov

Lithuania hails Egypt's efforts to resolve crises in afflicted areas - EgypttodayLithuania hails Egypt's efforts to resolve crises in afflicted areas  Egypttoday

Literatu Gatve (Literature Street) – Vilnius, Lithuania - Atlas ObscuraLiteratu Gatve (Literature Street) – Vilnius, Lithuania  Atlas Obscura

Arquivio Architects Wins Lithuania's National Concert Hall Competition - ArchDailyArquivio Architects Wins Lithuania's National Concert Hall Competition  ArchDaily

Rare Aquatic Warblers Moved Box-By-Box From Belarus to Lithuania - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyRare Aquatic Warblers Moved Box-By-Box From Belarus to Lithuania  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Pop-cultural event Comic Con Baltics held in Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPop-cultural event Comic Con Baltics held in Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Huawei security fears are ‘natural’, says Lithuania’s ambassador to China - South China Morning PostHuawei security fears are ‘natural’, says Lithuania’s ambassador to China  South China Morning Post

India to London road trip, part 11: Latvia, Lithuania, and a flavour of Gujarat in Poland - Forbes IndiaIndia to London road trip, part 11: Latvia, Lithuania, and a flavour of Gujarat in Poland  Forbes India

Sugihara House – Kaunas, Lithuania - Atlas ObscuraSugihara House – Kaunas, Lithuania  Atlas Obscura

Hollister Incorporated Announces Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility in Kaunas, Lithuania - PRNewswireHollister Incorporated Announces Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility in Kaunas, Lithuania  PRNewswire

Deka pays €156m for debut office property acquisition in Lithuania - IPE Real AssetsDeka pays €156m for debut office property acquisition in Lithuania  IPE Real Assets

Lithuanian Days In Scotland aims to 'make the future connections between our communities more tangible' - The ListLithuanian Days In Scotland aims to 'make the future connections between our communities more tangible'  The List

New Lithuanian cardinal, 'strong internally,' spent time in Soviet prison - Crux: Covering all things CatholicNew Lithuanian cardinal, 'strong internally,' spent time in Soviet prison  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

MAAS Aviation Commits to Construct and Operate Aircraft Paint Shops at Kaunas Airport, Lithuania - Baltic TimesMAAS Aviation Commits to Construct and Operate Aircraft Paint Shops at Kaunas Airport, Lithuania  Baltic Times

US troops from 1st Cavalry Division to be sent to Lithuania - Hartford CourantUS troops from 1st Cavalry Division to be sent to Lithuania  Hartford Courant

Week in Lithuania: tax reduction for electric cars rejected, proposals on bigger excise duties, property taxes tabled - bnn-news.comWeek in Lithuania: tax reduction for electric cars rejected, proposals on bigger excise duties, property taxes tabled  bnn-news.com

Scotland U21 0-0 Lithuania 0-0: Scots miss chance to top Euro 2021 qualifying group - BBC NewsScotland U21 0-0 Lithuania 0-0: Scots miss chance to top Euro 2021 qualifying group  BBC News

New British Ambassador presents his credentials to the President of Lithuania - GOV.UKNew British Ambassador presents his credentials to the President of Lithuania  GOV.UK

Lithuania – a guest country at CinEast Film Festival - 15minLithuania – a guest country at CinEast Film Festival  15min

Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene - The ManualGetting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene  The Manual

Lithuania Visa Services Now Available in New Delhi, India through VFS Global - BW BusinessworldLithuania Visa Services Now Available in New Delhi, India through VFS Global  BW Businessworld

Lithuanian parliamentarians ask government to set up Taiwan office | Politics - Focus Taiwan News ChannelLithuanian parliamentarians ask government to set up Taiwan office | Politics  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Businessman and father held for cheating Lithuanian woman - Times of IndiaBusinessman and father held for cheating Lithuanian woman  Times of India

Dancing with ghosts - The Jerusalem PostDancing with ghosts  The Jerusalem Post

Lithuania Post reveals new illustrated parcel lockers - Parcel and Postal Technology InternationalLithuania Post reveals new illustrated parcel lockers  Parcel and Postal Technology International

studio makal proposes lithuanian national concert hall enclosed in columns - Designboomstudio makal proposes lithuanian national concert hall enclosed in columns  Designboom

Lithuania mourns Arturas Rimkevicius | Inside UEFA - UEFA.comLithuania mourns Arturas Rimkevicius | Inside UEFA  UEFA.com

Scotland U21s must show they can pass Lithuania test, says manager Scot Gemmill - HeraldScotlandScotland U21s must show they can pass Lithuania test, says manager Scot Gemmill  HeraldScotland

Lithuanian researchers developed new technology for precision grinding - EurekAlertLithuanian researchers developed new technology for precision grinding  EurekAlert

Review: Motherland - CineuropaReview: Motherland  Cineuropa

Chennai exporter, father arrested on Lithuanian model’s complaint of cheating - Hindustan TimesChennai exporter, father arrested on Lithuanian model’s complaint of cheating  Hindustan Times

The tiny chalice that tells the story of Lithuania's heroic priests - Catholic Herald OnlineThe tiny chalice that tells the story of Lithuania's heroic priests  Catholic Herald Online

Hotel Pušynas – Druskininkai, Lithuania - Atlas ObscuraHotel Pušynas – Druskininkai, Lithuania  Atlas Obscura

Lithuania Plans to Replace Soviet-Made Mi-8 With US Black Hawks - Defense Ministry - UrduPoint NewsLithuania Plans to Replace Soviet-Made Mi-8 With US Black Hawks - Defense Ministry  UrduPoint News

Hong Kong protest not the new Baltic Way, Lithuanian envoy says - South China Morning PostHong Kong protest not the new Baltic Way, Lithuanian envoy says  South China Morning Post

High court refuses to stay jailed Lithuanian’s extradition - WTOPHigh court refuses to stay jailed Lithuanian’s extradition  WTOP

Fort Hood troops to deploy to Lithuania - Temple Daily TelegramFort Hood troops to deploy to Lithuania  Temple Daily Telegram

Man kept as a 'slave' in couple's cupboard after being trafficked - BBC NewsMan kept as a 'slave' in couple's cupboard after being trafficked  BBC News

EURO 2020: Who has qualified? Who can still qualify? | European Qualifiers - UEFA.comEURO 2020: Who has qualified? Who can still qualify? | European Qualifiers  UEFA.com

Jonita Ragaisyte in court: Lithuanian model back with judge who blasted her - NEWS.com.auJonita Ragaisyte in court: Lithuanian model back with judge who blasted her  NEWS.com.au

Euro 2020 qualifying standings: How every group is shaping up from England to Italy - The IndependentEuro 2020 qualifying standings: How every group is shaping up from England to Italy  The Independent

The small nation trapped between Putin and Trump - CNNThe small nation trapped between Putin and Trump  CNN

Lithuania's GetJet eyes more widebodies for long-haul push - FlightglobalLithuania's GetJet eyes more widebodies for long-haul push  Flightglobal

Scotland under-21s squad confirmed for Euro double header against Lithuania and Czech Republic - HeraldScotlandScotland under-21s squad confirmed for Euro double header against Lithuania and Czech Republic  HeraldScotland

Euro 2020 qualifiers permutations - SuperSportEuro 2020 qualifiers permutations  SuperSport

10 key takeaways about public opinion in Europe 30 years after the fall of communism - Pew Research Center10 key takeaways about public opinion in Europe 30 years after the fall of communism  Pew Research Center

Paulita Baltrusaityté crowned Miss Universe Lithuania 2019 - Femina Miss IndiaPaulita Baltrusaityté crowned Miss Universe Lithuania 2019  Femina Miss India

Lithuanian man jailed for a second time for stalking - The Crown Prosecution ServiceLithuanian man jailed for a second time for stalking  The Crown Prosecution Service

Lithuanian scientists offer cheaper and safer solutions for defense training - EurekAlertLithuanian scientists offer cheaper and safer solutions for defense training  EurekAlert

Another victory: Lithuanian movie wins best film award at Athens festival - DELFIAnother victory: Lithuanian movie wins best film award at Athens festival  DELFI

England game stopped twice as racism continues to blight European football - Sydney Morning HeraldEngland game stopped twice as racism continues to blight European football  Sydney Morning Herald

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal but Ukraine defeat Portugal 2-1 to reach Euro 2020 finals - India TodayCristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal but Ukraine defeat Portugal 2-1 to reach Euro 2020 finals  India Today

Fanteam Fantasy Football: Ronaldo and Sterling among Euro qualifiers XI - WhoScored.comFanteam Fantasy Football: Ronaldo and Sterling among Euro qualifiers XI  WhoScored.com

Rick Perry says he 'absolutely' asked Trump to call Ukrainian president — but about energy, not Joe Biden - The Dallas Morning NewsRick Perry says he 'absolutely' asked Trump to call Ukrainian president — but about energy, not Joe Biden  The Dallas Morning News

Views on the European Union across Europe - Pew Research CenterViews on the European Union across Europe  Pew Research Center

As border town Kirkenes pays tribute to Soviet liberators, locals look to Moscow for freedom of Frode Berg - The Independent Barents ObserverAs border town Kirkenes pays tribute to Soviet liberators, locals look to Moscow for freedom of Frode Berg  The Independent Barents Observer

Lithuania ratifies the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons - Council of EuropeLithuania ratifies the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons  Council of Europe

FNE at RIGA IFF 2019: Pakalnina's Latvian/Lithuanian/Norwegian Documentary Spoon Competes at Riga - Film New EuropeFNE at RIGA IFF 2019: Pakalnina's Latvian/Lithuanian/Norwegian Documentary Spoon Competes at Riga  Film New Europe

Ukraine vs. Portugal - Football Match Report - October 14, 2019 - ESPN.co.ukUkraine vs. Portugal - Football Match Report - October 14, 2019  ESPN.co.uk

Impeachment Inquiry Puts Spotlight on Perry, Who Shunned It - Voice of AmericaImpeachment Inquiry Puts Spotlight on Perry, Who Shunned It  Voice of America

Pair accused of keeping man as a slave in cupboard under the stairs - Warrington GuardianPair accused of keeping man as a slave in cupboard under the stairs  Warrington Guardian

NATO jets scrambled eight times in Estonian, Lithuanian airspace - ERR NewsNATO jets scrambled eight times in Estonian, Lithuanian airspace  ERR News

Ukraine reach Euro 2020 as Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal - TimesLIVEUkraine reach Euro 2020 as Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal  TimesLIVE

Football betting tips TONIGHT: Sterling to score for England, Three Lions to concede in Prague and Ronaldo to - The SunFootball betting tips TONIGHT: Sterling to score for England, Three Lions to concede in Prague and Ronaldo to  The Sun

Meet the Margiris - the super-trawler plying the Channel ahead of Brexit for fish to send around the world - inewsMeet the Margiris - the super-trawler plying the Channel ahead of Brexit for fish to send around the world  inews

82nd Airborne Forces Will Jump into Europe for Forcible Entry Ops in Major Exercise - Military.com82nd Airborne Forces Will Jump into Europe for Forcible Entry Ops in Major Exercise  Military.com

Ronaldo scores 700th career goal in Euro qualifier - eNCARonaldo scores 700th career goal in Euro qualifier  eNCA

Lawsuit filed against University by Lithuanian start-up over alleged illegal appropriation - The Daily PrincetonianLawsuit filed against University by Lithuanian start-up over alleged illegal appropriation  The Daily Princetonian

Population decline in Central and Eastern Europe - Global Risk InsightsPopulation decline in Central and Eastern Europe  Global Risk Insights

Lithuania's KN Bids for LNG Terminal Operator in Brazil - MarineLinkLithuania's KN Bids for LNG Terminal Operator in Brazil  MarineLink

Telia Lithuania consolidated revenues rise but profit falls in Q3 - TelecompaperTelia Lithuania consolidated revenues rise but profit falls in Q3  Telecompaper

Measuring European Public Opinion - Pew Research CenterMeasuring European Public Opinion  Pew Research Center

Here is your handy guide to sport on television this week - The Irish TimesHere is your handy guide to sport on television this week  The Irish Times

Lithuania will surprise you soon - Helsinki TimesLithuania will surprise you soon  Helsinki Times

Lithuania Prepares for Radiation from Russian Nuclear Plant - TIMELithuania Prepares for Radiation from Russian Nuclear Plant  TIME

Former AC Milan and Chelsea star Andriy Shevchenko on brink of Euro 2020 qualification as Ukraine manager - The NationalFormer AC Milan and Chelsea star Andriy Shevchenko on brink of Euro 2020 qualification as Ukraine manager  The National

EU deadlocked over Albania, N.Macedonia membership talks - Yahoo NewsEU deadlocked over Albania, N.Macedonia membership talks  Yahoo News

Lithuania's Nauseda wins presidential election - ReutersLithuania's Nauseda wins presidential election  Reuters