• May 2, 2013
  • 241

Lithuania / Vilnius Scouts collect money in Rossie

At the cemetery in Vilnius Ross Scouts of the Polish Scouting Association in Lithuania (ZHPnL) are collecting money on the arrangement of graves of participants of the January uprising. Until Thursday the appeal brought about 5 thousand. litas (more than 5 thousand dollars).

The results of the collection were reported on Thursday by the President of the PAP ZHPnL Adam Błaszkiewicz. Appeal runs from Tuesday and will continue through Saturday.

“We agreed that on (Lithuanian: Rossie) is approximately 15 graves insurgents throughout January. We want to not only organize these burials, but also learn about the history of the people, the participants, who are buried in the Rossie, “stressed Błaszkiewicz.

Lithuanian Scouts from four years are collecting money for charity Rossie at the beginning of may, when Vilnius necropolis visits most within a year hikes with Polish. Błaszkiewicz acknowledges that “tourists and pilgrims from Polish are key donors”.

The collected by Scouts money has been renewed already, among others. Statue of resting on the Rossie, Joseph’s wife Grzesiakowej Maryny Grzesiaka, founder of the famous Scout Team Black Thirteen, and Hippolyte Jundziłła, a well-known philanthropist and is a practitioner of Vilnius in the 19th century.

Rossie cemetery is one of the major places visited by Poles arriving in Vilnius.

Rossie is the oldest cemetery of Vilnius it is over 200 years old and regarded as one of the Polish national necropolis. Buried here are professors at the University. Stefan Batory, among others. the historian Joachim Lelewel, Adam Mickiewicz. The tombs are: poet Władysław Syrokomla St, archaeologist and historian Eustace widely known, the sculptor and architect Antoni Wiwulski, painter Francis Smuglewicza, and two children by Stanisław Moniuszko and many others.

Rossa, however, is visited by Poles, primarily due to the military headquarters here, in the Centre of which is located the mausoleum of mother and Son Heart, where is the mother of Marshal Józef Piłsudski and his heart. The military Cemetery (Lithuanian: RASOs) is buried 164 of Polish soldiers who died in 1919-1920 and 72 AK-men.

In the last year on the behalf of the Council for the protection of struggle and martyrdom sites renovation was made a military cemetery. Which has been extended to the mausoleum plates connected Piłsudski, arranged side alleys, construction work, stone-carving and electric.

After this, the last year the mother and Son Heart Mausoleum was twice attacked by vandals, the Vilnius authorities have promised that the Rossie will be mounted video surveillance cameras. As it is reported PAP in the city of Vilnius, tenders currently underway for the implementation of this project and from the fall the military Cemetery will no longer be monitored.

Source: http://kurierwilenski.lt/2013/05/02/litwa-harcerze-kwestuja-na-wilenskiej-rossie/

Tłumaczenie by Katarzyna Dąbrowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Katarzyna Dąbrowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu. 

Related post

‘Half a loaf is better than none’? New national minorities bill.

Up until now, the Lithuanian national minorities’ rights have been regulated partially by special laws (e.g.…

White-and-red march through Vilnius and a rally in schools’ defence. ‘Poles want normalcy’.

A two thousandth white-and-red march passed through the streets of Vilnius on Saturday, March 23. Participants…

Issues of Polish education have been raised in front of parents and teachers.

The discussion on current issues in Polish education in Lithuania was initiated by the Forum of…