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The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania: Hidden Gold of Lithuania’s Past?

BY JOLANTA KARPAVIČIENĖ THE PALACE OF THE GRAND Dukes of Lithuania, which is now being reconstructed in Vilnius, embodies the whole course of Lithuanian history. The foundation signifies the beginnings of statehood in the thirteenth century and multiple layers of artifacts document the expansion of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania ...

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Adolfas Ramanauskas the Hawk vs. the USSR

By Alvydas (Al) Karasa One of the last and best known commanders of Lithuanian armed resistance to Russian occupation was born in Connecticut HE STORY OF LITHUANIA’S ARMED RESISTANCE to Russian occupation during and after World War Two is a long and tragic one More than 50,000 died in the ...

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A traditional Kūčios table

CHRISTMAS EVE BISCUITS Kūčiukai/preskučiai/ųližikai 1 oz. yeast 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 cup milk ½ tsp. salt 1½ cup all purpose flour Cream yeast with sugar. Add warm milk and salt. Sift in flour. Stir thoroughly. Put in warm spot to rise a little. If necessary, add more flour to dough. ...

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How Lithuanian Women Affected Politics From Behind the Scenes

BY JŪRATĖ MIČIULIENĖ Historian Jolanta Karpavičienė states that women surrounding Lithuania’s rulers, from the time of Mindaugas, lived a more active public life than Slavic princesses shut up in their ivory towers.— JOLANTA KARPAVIČIENĖ, Assistant director of the National Museum Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius, said ...

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Apples and plums… …two autumn favorites

BREAD AND APPLE CASSEROLE Duonos ir obuolių apkepas 2 cups black bread crumbs 1 cup cranberry juice 1 cup sugar 6 medium apples 2 Tbsps. butter or oil Milk Cinnamon Moisten bread crumbs with cranberry juice or milk. Peel apples and grate coarsely. Mix apples with sugar and cinnamon. Grease ...

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Eating green… …Lithuanian Style

LETTUCE WITH SOUR CREAM Salotos su gretiene 2 small heads soft lettuce (such as bib, Boston, or similar) 3 hard-boiled eggs 1 tsp. sugar Juice of 1 lemon 1 cup sour cream Salt Wash and dry lettuce thoroughly and set aside in a cool place. Separate hard- boiled egg yolks ...

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The 150 Year Anniversary of the Birth of Jonas Šliūpas (1861–1944)

By Charles Perrin IN 1902 THE COAL MINERS IN THE ANTHRACITE region of Pennsylvania, which at that time had the most dangerous mines in the world, went on strike. It was one of the largest strikes the region ever experienced and Lithuanians played a prominent role in it. Jonas Šliūpas, ...

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Dumplings – Lithuanian “Soul Food”

COTTAGE CHEESE DUMPLINGS Varškėčiai ½ lb. dry cottage cheese 1 egg yolk ½ onion, chopped 1 tsp. butter 1½ cups sifted flour 1 egg Salt 1 Tbsp. water (about) Sauté onion in butter; combine with cottage cheese and egg yolk. Make dough of flour, egg, salt and water; roll thin ...

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Tribes – People of Lithuania Before Statehood

by Al (Alvydas) Karaša Who were the people that comprised the tribes which Mindaugas united and ruled as their first king? BEFORE THERE WAS A LITHUANIA, AND BEFORE her first Christian king united her people in the 13th century, there were tribes. Made up of clans, and families extended to ...

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