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80th Anniversary of Piłsudski’s Death Commemorated at Vilnius’ Rasos Cemetery

On 12 May at Vilnius’ Rasos Cemetery, a wreath-laying ceremony at the Mother and the Heart of Son mausoleum  took place to commemorate the 80th  death anniversary of Marshal Józef… Read more »

Fate of schools in the hands of municipalities

Before the end of the school year, municipalities must decide on the issue of reorganization of schools, choosing which schools will become primary schools, and which will still be able… Read more »

Anti-Polish graffiti – coincidence or tendency?

In January inscriptions igniting national feuds appeared in Klaipėda. In February, a provocative inscription in the centre of Vilnius district of Naujoji Vilnia. A week ago, once again, feud-igniting inscriptions… Read more »

Educational conference in Seimas: the system needs an urgent repair

At the conference ‘Standardized Lithuanian language test as the challenge for arbiturs, teachers and schools’ there was a discussion about ‘harnessing a horse behind a wagon’ and ‘planting the tops… Read more »

“My Wileńszczyzna and my Kresy” now in Vilnius

We are pleased to announce that our co-worker from Bydgoszcz, Krzysztof Jeremi Sidorkiewicz, has released his book “My Wileńszczyzna and my Kresy”. The book consists of the publications from Polish… Read more »

Rapidly decreasing number of Poles in Lithuania

The number of Lithuanian Poles has rapidly decreased in the last three years. According to the 2011 census, the Polish identity was declared by over 200 thousand of the country’s… Read more »

A Polish word on Lithuanian cementaries

Lithuanian nationalists, during one of their rallies against local Polish, were said to have threaten them that if they wanted to have Polish inscriptions in the public, they would get… Read more »

The sword of Steponavi’cles once again over Polish schools?

The liberals of the newly elected mayor of Vilnus, Remigijus Šimašius, prior to the elections promised cheaper electricity and gas, and after the elections they start traditionally – by cutting… Read more »

Walking through the streets of Vilnius: the name Sophia Gulewicz

It is one of the newest and so far the humblest streets. Located on the edge of the beautiful Cologne Vilnius (Pavilnys) and it is only a few villas. But… Read more »

Let us remember the heroes of AK (The Home Army)!

The Home Army – the strongest and the best organized underground army fighting for the sovereign Poland – marked its 73rd anniversary. Hundreds of thousands of young people stood up… Read more »

Walking the streets of Vilnius: little is left of the old Trocka street.

Today we are going back to the Vilnius Old Town. This time we will walk through Trocka (Trakų) street. It is barely 280 meters long which makes it one of… Read more »

Walking down the Vilnius streets: Pelczar – a figure worth commemorating

Several years ago, there appeared many new streets near the Santoryszki District of Vilnius. One of them was named after Kazimierz Pelczar – the great Polish oncologist, the professor of… Read more »

The winners of the plebiscite “Pole of the Year” awarded

“Everyone from the ten deserves such a cup, since we all play in one orchestra together” – said Sister Michaela Rak, the winner of the Readers’ Plebiscite promoted by “Kurier… Read more »

The Vilnius region: anniversaries of squandered opportunities

The Vilnius region: anniversaries of squandered opportunities On January 29 the Lithuanian Parliament, much to the surprise of many, passed a regulation on the rights of minorities which met a number… Read more »

Jaszuny (Jašiūnai): from Calvinism to miraculous “revelations”

We are continuing the series entitled “Visiting the Šalčininkai District”. Let us stay in Jaszuny for a little longer. This time we will scrutinize the spiritual side of the life… Read more »

Silver jubilee of “Magazyn Wileński”

“Magazyn Wileński” celebrates its jubilee – 25 years of existence. 25 years is not that long, but it is a lot when one takes into consideration the bravery of its… Read more »

Tadeusz Konwicki In Memoriam

Taduesz Konwicki (1926-2015), a Polish writer, script-writer and film director, passed away on the 7th of January. -‘The Polish culture suffered a great loss, because he was one of the… Read more »

Good year for the Association of Polish Scholars in Lithuania

The representatives of the Association of Polish Scholars in Lithuania (SNLP) on Tuesday 6th of January held a small meeting in Cafe “Sakwa” in Vilnius. During this meeting they discussed the scientific… Read more »

Walking down the Vilnius streets: Gucewicz, the great architect

Wawrzyniec Gucewicz Street (in Lithuanian: Laurynas Stuoka-Gucevičius Street) is located in the centre of Vilnius. Earlier, it had a few other names: Bonifraterska Street, II Bonifraterski Zaułek (Alley), later on… Read more »

“Polish Christmas Eve in Vilnius”

“It is not the first time I am at the Polish Christmas Eve in Vilnius organised thanks to the efforts of St. Moniuszko Polish Culture Centre in Lithuania, but this… Read more »

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