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THE BALTIC WAY REMEMBERED

By Vitalis Zaikauskas. Angonita, who first came up with the idea of the Baltic Way? It is hard to give a definitive answer. In May of 1989 it was discussed at the Second Baltic Assembly. I believe that it may have been the Estonian delegation that first suggested the idea. But ...

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Vagabond of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: From Harems of Turkish Sultan to Captivity of Balkan Thief

People in the eighteenth-Century Grand Duchy of Lithuania travelled considerably, but the routes of their journeys were very much determined by the estate they belonged to and their social status. Peasants could only travel within the lands of their seigneur, occasionally visiting relatives owned by neighboring landlords. Petty nobility made ...

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AN AMERICAN WHO WRITES SHORT STORIES ABOUT LITHUANIA

By Daiva Markelis. Wendell Mayo, a native of Corpus Christi, texas, is an accomplished american writer. over one hundred of his short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Yale Review, Harvard Review, Missouri Review, Boulevard, Prism International, and others. he is the author of four short story collections. ...

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NO ONE CAN CONQUER A NATION THAT SINGS LIKE THIS NATION

By VITALIJUS ZAIKAUSKAS. It is July 2014 and it has finally arrived –– the National Lithuanian Song Festival. It takes place in Vilnius in Vingis Park, a site which has become identified with the first massive gatherings demanding freedom some twenty years ago. But today we are here to celebrate. We ...

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Frank Lubin – in his own words

Interview (1988) by George Hodak. 75 years ago, Lithuania hosted the European Basketball championships in Kaunas and won. Part of this success can be attributed to Frank Lubin (Pranas Lubinas), one of the greatest basketball players the us produced in the days before professional basketball. he started his big-time career ...

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A Summer that Offers No Respite

Kristijonas Donelaitis describes how the 18th Century Lithuanian spent his summer By VILIUS RUDRA DUNDZILA. Kristijonas Donelaitis’ epic poem, The Seasons is divided into four parts, each focusing on a different season of the year. Each part describes the joys, toils and foibles of Lithuanian peasant life at that time ...

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Spring fruits and vegetables are now in season

RHUBARB CRUMBLE Rubarbarų pyragas 2 lbs. rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 cups) 1¼ cups granulated sugar 1¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup light brown sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into small pieces ½ tsp. salt Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional) Preheat oven ...

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The Samogitian Steam-Flyer of Aleksandras Griskevicius

Before the advent of modern aeronautics, men first attempted flight by wearing wings and jumping off towers, then tried hang-gliders, ornithopters, hot-air balloons, and steam-powered, heavier-than-air flying machines—aerodynes. Aleksandras Griškevičius (1809- 1863), a Lithuanian philosopher and inventor, experimented with such early modes of flying and combined their most promising features ...

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IN AMAZONIA-One afternoon with Father Bendoraitis

By R. JOHN RAPSYS. It’s two o’clock on a hot and humid afternoon in July 1973. I’m in a hospital, not as a patient, but as an observer. The nurse opens the door for an emaciated man, who shuffles into the consulting room, with a look of resignation on his face. ...

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God, Give Us Wings

An interview with author Felicia Prekeris Brown By Danutė Januta. seventy years have gone by since the great exodus of Lithuanians, Latvians, and estonians fleeing their countries during World War ii to escape the return of soviet occupiers. this period of history will be commemorated in the Balzekas Museum’s Baltic“dP”displaced ...

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