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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CERN welcomes Lithuania as associate member - physicsworld.com - physicsworld.com

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CERN welcomes Lithuania as associate member - physicsworld.com
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Lithuania signs first deal for US LNG - Reuters

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Lithuania signs first deal for US LNG
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VILNIUS Lithuania's state-owned gas trader Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas (LDT) said on Monday it had signed a deal to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) directly from the United States for the first time and expects to receive a delivery in the second half of ...
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Lithuania turns to US LNGLNG World Shipping
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The Bank of Lithuania has issued permission to become the member of the Supervisory Council of Šiauliu Bankas - GlobeNewswire (press release)

The Bank of Lithuania has issued permission to become the member of the Supervisory Council of Šiauliu Bankas
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Following the resolution of the Director of the Supervisory Service of the Bank of Lithuania dated 26 June 2017 Miha Košak has been allowed to become a member of the Supervisory Council of the Bank. Miha Košak was elected to the Bank's Supervisory ...

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Twelve off to Lithuania for Children's Games - TheRecord.com

Twelve off to Lithuania for Children's Games
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A dozen young students have been chosen to represent the city at the 51 {+s} t International Children's Games in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Games, which were held in Hamilton in 1994 and 2000, run from July 4 to 9 in Kaunas, which is about 150 kilometres ...



Thousands attend Beautification of Lithuania's Catholic martyr Matulionis - Vatican Radio

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Thousands attend Beautification of Lithuania's Catholic martyr Matulionis
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(Vatican Radio) Thousands of people have gathered in Lithuania's capital Vilnius to attend the official beautification ceremony of Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis, whom - as Stefan Bos reports - became a symbol of persecution endured by Christians when ...
Archbishop murdered over Vatican II becomes Lithuania's first blessed martyrThe Tablet
Lithuanian bishop beatified as martyrCatholic Culture
Lithuanian bishop beatified as first Soviet-era martyrYahoo Singapore News

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MEDIA-Poland's PKN and Lithuania's railways to sign transport fees deal - paper - Reuters UK

MEDIA-Poland's PKN and Lithuania's railways to sign transport fees deal - paper
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The Lithuanian unit of state-run Polish refiner PKN, Orlen Lietuva, and Lithuanian railways firm Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai will on Wednesday sign an agreement in Vilnius ending a long dispute over PKN's costs for fuel transportation in Lithuania, Puls ...

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Is Lithuania still homophobic? My girlfriend and I held hands to find out - New Statesman

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Is Lithuania still homophobic? My girlfriend and I held hands to find out
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We'd been in Lithuania for about an hour before my girlfriend and I decided to really test the water and hold hands in the street. Mostly, we were starting to wonder if we were being xenophobic by assuming Lithuanians were probably homophobic.

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Poland's PKN and Lithuanian railways strike deal over fuel transport ... - Reuters

Poland's PKN and Lithuanian railways strike deal over fuel transport ...
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Poland's biggest oilrefiner PKN Orlen and Lithuanian Railways have agreedon new oil product transport fees and to end litigation,resolving a long-running ...
Poland's PKN and Lithuanian railways strike deal over fuel transport costs -sourcesTimes of India

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Competition: Kaunas concert hall, Lithuania - The Architects' Journal - Architects' Journal

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Competition: Kaunas concert hall, Lithuania - The Architects' Journal
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Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) has launched an open international contest to design a Ł26.4 million concert hall in Kaunas, Lithuania.

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US Soldiers Join British Marines, Polish Soldiers in Lithuania for Saber Strike 17 - Department of Defense

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US Soldiers Join British Marines, Polish Soldiers in Lithuania for Saber Strike 17
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Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, and British Royal Marines and Polish soldiers conducted a ground assault on defensive forces, portrayed by Lithuanian soldiers, to obtain control ...

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