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 Magical Country Of Lithuania And Why You Should Put Vilnius On Your Bucket List - Forbes

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The Magical Country Of Lithuania And Why You Should Put Vilnius On Your Bucket List
Forbes
Lithuania has mainly been a day stop on cruises to the Baltic, traditionally grouped together with Latvia and Estonia. My visit was to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and its largest and most bustling city. To fully understand Lithuania and its ...



Suburban woman who fears persecution for exposing corruption in ... - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Suburban woman who fears persecution for exposing corruption in ...
Chicago Tribune
A federal judge authorized the extradition of a local Lithuanian woman who claims her homeland is attempting to persecute her for exposing government ...
US judge refuses to halt extradition of Lithuanian ex-judgeThe Spokesman-Review
Judge Refuses to Stop Extradition of Former Lithuanian JudgeVoice of America
US court approves extradition of Lithuanian ex-judge Neringa ... - DWDeutsche Welle

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Latvia ranks above Lithuania, below Estonia in Global Innovation Index 2018 - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Latvia ranks above Lithuania, below Estonia in Global Innovation Index 2018
Baltic Times
RIGA - In the latest Global Innovation Index, Latvia ranks 34th which is a better result than Lithuania's 40th place but below Estonia that has been recognized as the 24th most innovative country in the world. The Global Innovation Index provides ...



US judge refuses to stop extradition of former Lithuania judge - JURIST

JURIST

US judge refuses to stop extradition of former Lithuania judge
JURIST
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [judicial website] ruled [opinion] Thursday that the court will not stop the extradition of former Lithuanian judge Neringa Venckiene. The charges stem from Venckiene's allegations ...
Lithuanian asks appeals court to reverse extradition rulingTampabay.com

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Trump made no threat to quit NATO: Lithuania leader - Reuters

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Trump made no threat to quit NATO: Lithuania leader
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump did not threaten to quit NATO during a summit on Thursday, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters after the meeting in Brussels. Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite arrives for the ...

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Lithuania detains officials suspected of illegally aiding foreigners: report - thenews.pl

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Lithuania detains officials suspected of illegally aiding foreigners: report
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According to authorities in Lithuania, the suspects provided illegal assistance to foreigners by falsely attesting to their fluency in Lithuanian and their familiarity with the country's constitution, public broadcaster Polish Radio's IAR news agency ...



Apoel begin European adventure in Lithuania - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail

Apoel begin European adventure in Lithuania
Cyprus Mail
Cyprus champions Apoel begin their European journey for the new season in the first qualifying round of the Champions League with a tough fixture against Lithuanian champions FK Suduva Marijampole. The Lithuanians are well into their domestic ...

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Lithuania awaits Pope Francis' visit and message of hope - Vatican News

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Lithuania awaits Pope Francis' visit and message of hope
Vatican News
By Linda Bordoni. Pope Francis is scheduled to undertake an apostolic journey to three Baltic nations from the 22nd to 25th of September when he will visit the cities of Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania, Riga and Aglona in Latvia and Tallinn in Estonia.



100 hot air balloons fly for Lithuania's 100th birthday - Channel NewsAsia

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100 hot air balloons fly for Lithuania's 100th birthday
Channel NewsAsia
KAUNAS: One hundred hot air balloons floated over Lithuania's second city of Kaunas on Saturday (Jul 7) to mark 100 years of the Baltic state's independence. "The first hot air balloon festival was in 1988 during Soviet times when flying balloons was ...

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Lithuanian couple wins annual wife-carrying championship - New York Post

New York Post

Lithuanian couple wins annual wife-carrying championship
New York Post
SONKAJARVI, Finland — Fifty-three men slung their wives or partners over their shoulders and hurtled off on an hour-long race in the small Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, as thousands of fans cheered from the stands. The World Wife-Carrying ...
Lithuanian couple win world wife-carrying championship title in FinlandThe Straits Times

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