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The Soviet Union Was Dissolved 20 Years Ago Today - Mental Floss

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The USSR Was Dissolved 20 Years Ago Today

On December 8, 1991, a group of Soviet leaders gathered in Belarus to declare the end of the Soviet Union. Haley Sweetland Edwards takes a by-the-numbers look at the collapse.
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BBC's War and Peace being filmed in Vilnius

BBC's War and Peace being filmed in Vilnius | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
A television series, directed by Tom Harper and based on Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, is currently being filming in Vilnius, reports ELTA/LETA.
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Israel opens its first embassy in Lithuania, pre-war home to 250000 Jews - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Israel opens its first embassy in Lithuania, pre-war home to 250000 Jews - Jerusalem Post Israel News | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
“Flying a flag here in Vilnius carries a special significance. This is a country which is a cornerstone in Jewish heritage, where some of the great Jewish thinkers came from”
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Lithuania Travel: Welcome to Lithuania! The official website for tourism in Lithuania

Lithuania Travel: Welcome to Lithuania! The official website for tourism in Lithuania | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
Find and learn all about travelling to Lithuania: cities, events, routes, tourist information centers, attractions and all awesome things to see and do here
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Ex-mayor of Vilnius to seek president's seat in 2019 - The Baltic Course

Ex-mayor of Vilnius to seek president's seat in 2019 - The Baltic Course | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
Outgoing Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas from the Lithuanian Freedom Union (Liberals) (LLS) says that his defeat in Vilnius mayoral election will only push him to go to national politics.
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US sends heavy armor to Baltic states to 'deter' Russia

US sends heavy armor to Baltic states to 'deter' Russia | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
The United States delivers more than 100 pieces of military equipment to vulnerable NATO-allied Baltic states in a move designed to provide them with the ability to deter potential Russian threats
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Lithuanian basketball club Žalgiris Kaunas signed Maalik Waynes

Lithuanian basketball club Žalgiris Kaunas signed Maalik Waynes | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
The famous Lithuanian basketball club Žalgiris Kaunas continued its preparation for the next season and getting stronger with signing an American NBA player Maa.
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Angela Merkel: Baltic states will be protected from Russia

Angela Merkel: Baltic states will be protected from Russia | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated intention to protect Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from Russia’s aggression if necessary.
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Lithuania and the euro - The Economist

Lithuania and the euro - The Economist | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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The largest shipment of cash to Lithuania - 114 euro tonnes have been delivered to the Bank of Lithuania’s vaults

The largest shipment of cash to Lithuania - 114 euro tonnes have been delivered to the Bank of Lithuania’s vaults | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
The entire amount of euro banknotes for Lithuania — 132 million banknotes have been safely delivered to the Bank of Lithuania’s vaults
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Klaipeda Seaport reached another cargo handling record in November - The Baltic Course

Klaipeda Seaport reached another cargo handling record in November - The Baltic Course | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
In November 2014, cargo handling turnover of Klaipeda Seaport has increased even by 27,9 – totally 3,3 mln tn (more by 722,6 thou. tn comparing with November of 2013) were handled, reports BC port’s press service.
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Lithuania to pay more for Norwegian LNG than Russian gas - Reuters

VILNIUS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Lithuania will pay at least 10percent more for liquefied natural gas (LNG) imported fromNorway than for Russian pipeline gas in 2015, a state-owned LNGimporter said on Thursday.Litgas...
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Lithuania's 60% electricity consumption will be imported in winter - The Baltic Course

Lithuania's 60% electricity consumption will be imported in winter - The Baltic Course | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
With the winter season approaching, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid presented system adequacy analysis, informs LETA/ELTA.
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Seimas Speaker Graužinienė resigns as leader of Lithuania's Labour Party

Seimas Speaker Graužinienė resigns as leader of Lithuania's Labour Party | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Loreta Graužinienė has resigned as leader of the Labour Party , the party announced on Tuesday.
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Liberal Šimašius claims victory in Vilnius mayor election

Liberal Šimašius claims victory in Vilnius mayor election | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
Remigijus Šimašius, the Liberal Movement's candidate for Vilnius mayor, has announced he defeated incumbent mayor of the Lithuanian capital, Artūras Zuokas, in Sunday's run-off election.
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25 years on, Lithuania's freedom icon warns of 'Putin war era' - Yahoo News

25 years on, Lithuania's freedom icon warns of 'Putin war era' - Yahoo News | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
A quarter-century after Lithuania's split from the Soviet Union, the architect of the Baltic state's independence Vytautas Landsbergis has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin's brand of imperialism risks new wars in Europe.
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Google registers a company in Lithuania

ELTA Google, an information technology giant from the United States, on Thursday registered their company Google Lithuania in the country.
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Reuters News - NATO intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea

Reuters News - NATO intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
VILNIUS (Reuters) - A NATO patrol intercepted
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Lithuanian Audit Office presents Annual Report 2014 to Seimas - The Baltic Course

Lithuanian Audit Office presents Annual Report 2014 to Seimas - The Baltic Course | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
On 16 March 2015, the National Audit Office (NAO) presented its Annual Report for the year 2014 to the Seimas.
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Baltic power grids to synchronize with European system by 2025

OSLO (Reuters) - The Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have agreed a roadmap to link their power systems with those of other European Union members by 2025 as they look to reduce their dependence
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London Evening Standard: Vilnius significantly outpacing London in broadband speed

London Evening Standard: Vilnius significantly outpacing London in broadband speed | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
Internet speeds in London are some of the lowest in Europe, new data reveals, with the capital cities of Romania, Lithuania, Latvia and Slovakia all outpacing us, reports London's Evening Standard.
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Vilnius - Minsk electric train order - Railway Gazette International

Vilnius - Minsk electric train order - Railway Gazette International | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
LITHUANIA: Czech rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Vagonka has won a KC750m contract to supply three three-car Class 575 double-deck electric...
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Top 10 ethical travel destinations for 2015 - CNN

Top 10 ethical travel destinations for 2015 - CNN | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
Ethical Traveler has released its annual list of the countries that are doing the most to promote human rights and preserve their environments.
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Two NordBalt transformers unloaded at port of Klaipeda - The Baltic Course

Two NordBalt transformers unloaded at port of Klaipeda - The Baltic Course | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
On 11 December, the first two transformers for the power interconnection NordBalt to link Lithuania with Sweden have been successfully unloaded from the vessel by a floating crane, reports BC Litgrid, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system...
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Lithuania Finishes Investigation Into 1991 Crackdown - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Lithuania Finishes Investigation Into 1991 Crackdown - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty | News about Lithuania for learners of English | Scoop.it
Lithuania has completed an investigation into the deadly dispersal of pro-independence demonstrators in Vilnius by Soviet troops in 1991, one of the catalysts of the Soviet breakup.
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Lithuanian partisan movie opens to positive reviews in the US

On Friday, 7 November, The Invisible Front started its US tour at Cinema Village theatre, downtown Manhattan, New York.
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