For centuries, the southeastern shores of the Baltic Sea were inhabited by various Baltic tribes. In the 1230s, the Lithuanian lands were united by Mindaugas, the King of Lithuania, and the first unified Lithuanian state, the Kingdom of Lithuania, was created on 6 July 1253. During the 14th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest country in Europe; present-day Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia were the territories of the Grand Duchy. With the Lublin Union of 1569, Lithuania and Poland formed a voluntary two-state union, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth lasted more than two centuries, until neighboring countries systematically dismantled it from 1772–95, with the Russian Empire annexing most of Lithuania's territory.
The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament. However, as Lithuania had only joined the European Union earlier that month, it was the first election European election held in that state. The election took place on June 13.
Leonid Volkov has angered Russian authorities by organising anti-Kremlin protests from his base in Lithuania, and he wants supporters to flood social media with images of heart shapes made by candlelight for their next demonstration ... .
Lithuania’s minister for energy, Dainius Kreivys, told local media on Thursday that, despite efforts to cut the controversial plant out of its grid, the country was still importing significant amounts of its energy ... Also on rt.com Amid fears of second Chernobyl, Lithuania ...
Seven people, who worked with Russian media outlets in Latvia have been charged with breaking international sanctions ... Thus, the influence of Russian media in Latvia is to be diminished,” he said. All three Baltic states - Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia - have used EU sanctions to put pressure on Russian media outlets.
On an August day in Juodšiliai, a village in southeast Lithuania, sunlight spilled through a small window, illuminating the peeling wallpaper and worn-out walls of Rada and Jonas Aleksandravičiai’s new home...Societal education about Roma in Lithuania happens only through the media, Kontvainė noted.
Last week, the Lithuania-based news outlet Proekt Media accused Putin of “hiding in a bunker,” despite having made visits to both St. Petersburg and Sochi in recent weeks ... Also on rt.com Putin, riddled with cancer & suffering from Parkinson’s, preparing to step down – claims conspiracy-loving Western media.
Lithuania is the largest and most southerly of the three Baltic republics. Not much more than a decade after it regained its independence during the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, Lithuania was welcomed as a Nato member in late March 2004... MEDIA ... The media are free and operate independently of the state ... 1918 - Lithuania declares independence.
The EU has sought to promote democracy and develop a market economy in Belarus, but, along with the United States, accuses Lukashenko of staying in power by holding fraudulent elections, jailing opponents and muzzling the media.