Posts tagged as history

Explore history of Riga with Latvian Publishers Association

Monday, August 10, 2020

At the annual Riga City festival, on August 15, the Latvian Publishers’ Association is organizing a guided walk around Riga with stories about culture and history, the Association said August 10. Latvian Publishers’ Association said that they would be showing well-known sites of Riga from a different point of view. At each stop, participants will not only learn cultural and historical facts, but will also be presented with a book,…

Nasze Wilno? Mistitled video exploits sensitive history between Poland and Lithuania

By Jurga Bakaitė on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A video making rounds on social media this month hit a sensitive spot in Lithuanian and Polish history, but does it really show what it purports? Polscy żołnierze w Wilnie. Polscy żołnierze w Wilnie.CIARKI na plecach! Posted by W służbie Ojczyźnie on Friday, July 10, 2020 Titled ‘   Polish soldiers in Vilnius  ’ (Polscy żołnierze w Wilnie), the video shows a group of young men in Polish military uniforms…

Pompeo and Baltic countries condemn Russia

Thursday, July 23, 2020

“Today we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration, which laid the foundation for the United States of America’s non-recognition policy, by which it never formally accepted the occupation and annexation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania by the Soviet Union. The Welles Declaration established an international framework for the survival of the three Baltic states de jure throughout the entire period of Soviet occupation and for the eventual restoration…

Rags to riches: the history of Kalnciema Street

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Kalnciema Street on the left bank of the River Daugava in Riga is one of the city’s hotspots of culture and entertainment, with markets, pubs, events and concerts all year round. Some fifteen years ago, though, it was in a poor state and set to be demolished. How did it come to be the buzz it is now? To be or not to be – to demolish or restore. This dilemma comes into…

Rags to riches: the history of Kalnciema Street

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Kalnciema Street on the left bank of the River Daugava in Riga is one of the city’s hotspots of culture and entertainment, with markets, pubs, events and concerts all year round. Some fifteen years ago, though, it was in a poor state and set to be demolished. How did it come to be the buzz it is now? To be or not to be – to demolish or restore. This dilemma comes into…

Head of Economic Research Institute: Current situation unique in history

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Estonian Institute of Economic Research has finalized its economic forecast for spring, but it is very difficult to predict any developments under the current emergency situation, Director General Marje Josing said. Director General of the Estonian Institute of Economic Research Marje Josing told ERR’s online news in Estonian that if the emergency situation ends on May 1, Estonian economy can be predicted to fall 5 percent. The economy as…

Gitanas Nausėda called to counter the falsification of history

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

President Gitanas Nausėda on Monday called to counter the falsification of history and improve Lithuania’s image abroad, which will strengthen the country’s soft power. The Baltic countries and Poland have in recent years voiced concern at Russia’s efforts to defend the 1939 Soviet-German non-aggression treaty which helped pave the way for World War 2. In protest, the Lithuanian and Polish presidents last month  refused   to attend a major Holocaust…

Russia rewrites history

Monday, December 23, 2019

Russian leaders have been trying to “rewrite”  history  , the Lithuanian president insists, pointing to Vladimir Putin’s recent statements playing down the impact of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. “Lately, Russia has been putting every effort into trying to rewrite history. One of the examples is denying the impact of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact’s secret protocols on Europe’s painful history,” Nausėda posted on his Facebook profile on Monday. The 1939 Non-Aggression Treaty…

Lithuanian history in Hindi

Monday, December 9, 2019

A book on the history of Lithuania has been translated and published in Hindi, a language spoken by some 400 million people in India. Several translators had turned down the job because they didn’t know how to translate many Lithuanian place names. The translation and publication of ‘History of Lithuania’, written by historians Alfonsas Eidintas, Alfredas Bumblauskas, Antanas Kulakauskas and Mindaugas Tamošaitis, was taken up by the Lithuanian embassy in…

Kaunas Airport sees its best year

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The country’s second-largest airport has served one million passengers two months earlier than last year. This was mainly due to the newly introduced routes and charter flights. As 2019 is coming to an end, it has been noted that, in terms of the number of passengers served and the number of routes offered, this has been the best year in the history of Kaunas Airport, and next year preparations are…