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Warszawska Street in Vilnius – now in Polish

There are two more bilingual plates in Vilnius, Lithuanian-Russian and Lithuanian-Polish. The unveiling of the plate with the name of the street Rusų in Russian in the Vilnius’s old town… Read more »

Polish Discussion Club at March of Remembrance in Molėtai

On Monday afternoon, a March of Remembrance took place in Molėtai, the aim of which was to commemorate about 2,000 Jewish inhabitants of the town murdered 75 years ago, who… Read more »

Jewish gravestones return to the former cemetery

Fragments of Jewish gravestones from a demolished transforming station and other facilities in Vilnius are transferred to the former Jewish cemetery at Olandų Street. On Tuesday, August 23th, the Local… Read more »

20th Anniversary of Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania

The Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania has been functioning for 20 years already! It was founded in the summer of 1996 on the initiative of a group… Read more »

Rasos Cemetery – a ‘must see’ while visiting Vilnius

Rasos Cemetery is one of the obligatory points while visiting Vilnius. It is one of the four Polish national necropolis; places where many of our outstanding compatriots and soldiers fighting… Read more »

Mass at the Castle: On the 15th of August Poles and Lithuanians fought together

The inhabitants of the Vilnius soil, regardless of their origin and nationality, defended it against the red plague – father Ričardas Doveika said during the ceremony. Yesterday, he led a… Read more »

Polish Armed Forces’ Day: diplomats, veterans, politicians and Aleksandr Vasilye

Traditionally, on the occasion of the Polish Armed Forces at Rossa at the Mausoleum of the Heart of the Mother of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, a tribute was paid to the… Read more »

Steles commemorating Dmowski and Paderewski will be set up in Zalavas

On the 15th of August, on the Polish Armed Forces’ Day celebrated on the anniversary of the victorious Battle of Warsaw 1920, there will be two more setles uncovered in… Read more »

Valatka: Polish-Lithuanian Relations Like Those After Ultimatum of 1938

President of Poland Andrzej Duda has finished his first year of office. This fact wasn’t noticed either by Lithuanian politicians or by the media. It’s strange, at the very least,… Read more »

Celebration of the Polish Armed Forces Day in Vilnius

On the Armed Forces Day, 15th of August, the Polish Ambassador in Lithuanian Republic Jarosław Czubiński and an Attaché of the Defense of the Polish Embassy col. Mirosław Wójcik with… Read more »

Jewish Cemetery at Zarzecze under the state protection

The old Jewish cemetery at Zarzecze gained the state protection. The minister of culture Šarūnas Birutis signed a regulation concerning granting the cemetery a rank of a monument of a… Read more »

Old Jewish Cemetery in Cultural Heritage Sites List

On the initative of the Department of Cultural Heritage, the old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius has just been inscribed on the list of cultural heritage sites protected by the state…. Read more »

Slowacki’s „Hymn” on the Vilnius streets

It has been 25 years since on 27th of August, 1991, in Brussels, the declaration regarding resuming diplomatic relations with the Baltic countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia- was signed. The… Read more »

Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

The Roma Holocaust Memorial Day is going to be commemorated in Vilnius on 2nd August (Tuesday); at 2.00 p.m. flowers will be laid by the monument in Paneriai (among the… Read more »

Muslims want a mosque in Vilnius

A dispute between the Lithuanian community of Muslims and the Vilnius government regarding the construction of a mosque in Vilnius has been going on for years already. The community is… Read more »

Vilnius is with Warsaw at the hour of “W”

The Vilnius Patriotic Youth paid tribute to the Warsaw Uprising insurgents. 1st August 2016 is the 72nd anniversary  of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. The Vilnius Patriotic Youth invited… Read more »

Memories of the “Vilnius Word”: Every day I regret that there is no such a journal

It didn’t last long but it was worth it – former employees of the “Vilnius Word” newspaper, who met in the Polish Institute for the presentation of a book called… Read more »

AWPL-ZChR Invited for the 16th Family Picnic

On 16th July (Saturday) the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance (AWPL-ZChR) and the Vilnius District Branch of the Association of Poles in Lithuania (ZPL) invited… Read more »

The Poles in Kriaučiūnai commemorated the heroes of the Vilnius region

The Polish fight for Vilnius against the German occupier ended in Kriaučiūnai. Priest Józef Aszkiełowicz said at the beginning of the religious service: “We are praying for those who fought… Read more »

Vilnius of 1944. Commemoration of Operation “Gate of Dawn”

On 7th July one of the bloodiest fights of the Vilnius and Navahrudak Home Army brigades, Operation “Gate of Dawn”, also known as the Vilnius Uprising, took place. It was… Read more »

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