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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 »

72th Anniversary of Operation “Gate of Dawn”. Commemoration in Vilnius

The white and red flag waved above Vilnius just for a few hours. After this time, it was removed by the Soviet soldiers, who hung out the red banner. The… Read more »

Remnants of Old Synagogue in Vilnius Scrutinised by Scientists from Canada, USA, and Israel

Today, by Ulica Żydowska in Vilnius, there are a kindergarten and playground. Not everyone who lives in this corner of Vilnius knows that up to 1948 the unique Old Synagogue,… Read more »

Polish-Lithuanian Commemoration of 185th Anniversary of Fights for Vilnius

The ceremony commemorating the fight of Poles and Lithuanians in 1831 against the Russian annexationist was held on 20th June by the November Insurgents’ Monument at the Paneriai Hill. Just… Read more »

Ceremony in Paneriai on 185th Anniversary of Battle for Vilnius

Poles and Lithuanians commemorated together the 185th anniversary of the Battle of Paneriai, also known as the Battle for Vilnius or Battle of Vilnius. It was one of the biggest… Read more »

USA Protect Our Rights: Rally by the Embassy of the United States

„USA protect our rights,” „Give the land back to its rightful owners” – under such slogans a mass meeting took place in front of the Embassy of the United States… Read more »

Will the palace of the Tyszkiewicz family in Landwarow be saved?

The palace of the Tyszkiewicz family in Landwarow was bought years ago by a private investor, however it yet has to see any refurbishments, as both the palace and the… Read more »

55 Years of Polish Philology: Department Has Strongly Developed

The Polish Philology has been an important centre of shaping the Polish intelligentsia in Lithuania, said Henryka Sokołowska, the Head of the Polish Language, Culture Study and Didactics Centre at… Read more »

Czesław Miłosz Festival in Kėdainiai

It is the second festival already taking place in Kėdainiai, which is organised in memory of Czesław Miłosz (the first one was held in 2014). This year’s programme was full… Read more »

Szczerek in PKD: Reality in Vilnius Fascinates Me

 “In the Vilnius region I can see a lively, fascinating reality. For me it’s such a part of Polishness that isn’t obvious, that from the centre of Poland is a… Read more »

Veterans of the Vilnius region received the new uniforms of the Polish Army

„Today is a day of joy for us all. Every time when I am meeting you, I am very proud that I can stand among you, veterans of Polish armed… Read more »

Grand celebration of Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day in Vilnius

After a three-year break, the Association of Poles in Lithuania once again organised a celebratory march along Vilnian streets on the occasion of the Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day,… Read more »

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