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August 2, 2019             

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#Lithuania is preparing to mark the year of the #VilnaGaon and the history of #Jews of Lithuania, to commemorate an…

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Chiune Sugihara: Google Doodle honours Japanese diplomat who saved Jews from Holocaust
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Chiune Sugihara: Google Doodle honours Japanese diplomat who saved Jews from Holocaust

A little-known Japanese diplomat who saved the lives of thousands of Jews during the Second World War has been honoured with a Google Doodle.

The mild-mannered and humble Chiune Sugihara became vice-consul at the Japanese consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1939, just as the conflict was breaking out.

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Lithuanian Energy Ministry works out action plan for power grid synchronization

On July 31 The Energy Ministry said it has worked out a plan of actions and measures for synchronizing the Lithuanian electricity system with that of Continental Europe, in line with a synchronization law passed by the parliament in June.
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Tens of thousands celebrated the centenary of Lithuania’s military aviation at an event in Šiauliai

On July 27 The Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai hosted Air Show Falcon Wings 2019 marking the 100th anniversary of the Lithuanian military air capability. The event was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The anniversary air show included programs of NATO and partner countries’ military aircraft.
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The social responsibility initiatives of SE Lithuanian Airports in 2018
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Lithuanian Airports social responsibility 2018

Three years ago, together with the world‘s largest airports, SE Lithuanian Airports signed an agreement to foster the principles of sustainable aviation sector development. Since then, the enterprise develops environmental protection programmes, ensures employee and human rights, initiates anti-corruption and anti-bribery initiatives.

A social responsibility report can be found here.

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Two #Vilnius, #Lithuania - based laser technology companies - Light Conversion and Ekspla - developed a laser that…

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Temporary Residence Permits for Foreign Startups is Extended to Three Years

Changes are taking place in Lithuanian startup ecosystem. This is proven by the increasing emergence of initiatives that improve the business environment for startups. From now on foreign startups wishing to relocate their innovative businesses to Lithuania, will be able to obtain, through the use of 'Startup Visa' programme, a longer term temporary residence permit for the duration of up to three years.
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Maritime heritage University – creating unique talents in Klaipėda

Largest in the Western region of Lithuania - Klaipėda University provides a myriad of talents with competencies in engineering, business management, finance, logistics, IT and many other. As a national and Baltic Region leader in the field of maritime sciences and studies integrated into international academic networks, as well as a fosterer of cultural heritage, the university attracts students from all over the world. During recent years, Klaipėda University has embraced its potential and strengthened the direction it is heading to.
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Lithuania. Real is beautiful
12:23 PM - Jul 30, 2019

There's a new player in the game! Italian news agency ANSA has announced its Top 10 contemporary art galleries in the world, and Lithuania's MO Modern Art Museum is on the list, alongside icons such as London's Saatchi Gallery and the Guggenheim in Bilbao! For more info, visit: Photo credit: Andrius Aleksandravičius.

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Asmik Grigorian on Eugene Onegin | 2019 International Festival
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Asmik Grigorian – the star of the Edinburgh International Festival

This August, Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera Eugene Onegin is coming to the Edinburgh International Festival together with opera world superstar Asmik Grigorian. Lithuanian soprano was recently awarded Female Singer of the Year in 2019 in the International Opera Awards, as well as Best Leading Role at the Austrian Music Theatre Awards 2019.

On July 19th Asmik opened the first night of BBC Proms 2019 performing the soprano part in the colossal Glagolitic Mass by Janáček. Now, she will be taking the iconic role of Tatyana in Barrie Kosky’s directed Eugene Onegin (Komishe Oper Berlin).

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Grinkevičiūtė's memoir "Litwini nad Morzem Łaptiewów" ("Shadows on the Tundra") announced a book of a week by "Prze…

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August 3 – September 1

Essential Cinema: Jonas Mekas

If you are in Washington this August don't miss the opportunity to enjoy Jonas Mekas films.
Next week, from August 3, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington starts a one month long retrospective honoring the life and work of one of the most influential experimental filmmaker of our time.
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August 5
Cinema under the stars: Night of Lithuanian Cinema

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Cinema under the Stars invites Lithuanians around the world to join the magical night of Lithuanian classics. This year "Riešutų duona", directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas (1978) will gather movie lovers to the Cathedral Square in Vilnius and other cities across the country and abroad. Read more

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Mission Siberia participants returned from Kazakhstan and visited MFA

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2019 July 29

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