Vilnius

‘g-spot Of Europe’ Ad Wins International Tourism Golden Award

A controversial tourism marketing campaign for the city of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, was launched in 2018 ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to the country. The polarizing ad met various reactions and many complaints for its “exploitative...
Related topics: Marketing, Lithuania, Pope Francis, Religion

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This Is What Happened When Two Companies Swapped Offices—and Countries

This summer, two design studios—one in Vilnius, Lithuania, and one in Florence, Italy—swapped offices to find inspiration in a new environment. Getting away on vacation can help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated, but it’s also...
Related topics: Lithuania, Italy

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Lithuania: Chinese Diplomats Interfered At Pro-hong Kong Protest

Lithuania said on Monday it had lodged an official protest to the Chinese embassy after some of its diplomats became involved in disruptions at a pro-Hong Kong demonstration in the capital Vilnius last month.Lithuania's Foreign Ministry said in a...
Related topics: Lithuania, Hong Kong, Protests

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Archaeologists Find Napoleon's Traces In "northern Jerusalem" Synagogue

The Great Synagogue of Vilnius was one of the largest centres of Jewish culture, it was even called the “Northern Jerusalem,” emphasising its significance. Built in the 16th century, it was burned during the battles for Vilnius in 1944 and...
Related topics: Archaeology, Israel, Jerusalem, Lithuania

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Fireworks Dedicated To Anniversary Of Vilnius Liberation From Nazis Illuminate Moscow Skies (video)

The fireworks will be displayed in the cities of the former USSR that were liberated during World War II as part of the preparations for the celebrations dedicated to the upcoming 75 th anniversary of Victory day.
Related topics: Anniversaries, Lithuania, Russia, Moscow, World Videos

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Lithuanian Broadcasting Watchdog Bans Access To Sputnik Lietuva Website

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (RTCL) has ordered to ban access to the website of Sputnik Lietuva news agency over alleged copyright breach, the agency reported on Wednesday, citing the watchdog's press service.
Related topics: Lithuania

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Sputnik Lithuania Senior Editor Says He Was Detained In Vilnius Airport

Sputnik Lithuania senior editor Marat Kasem told Sputnik by phone on Tuesday that he had been detained in Vilnius upon arrival at the airport while on a business trip.
Related topics: Lithuania, Airports

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The Tourism Slogan “be Taken By Albania” Intentionally References Kidnapping

Tourism slogans come in all forms, from the high-minded (Thailand’s “Open to the New Shades”), to the self-effacing (Nebraska’s “Honestly, it’s not for everyone”), to the designed-to-go-viral...
Related topics: Albania, Thailand, Lithuania

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Lithuanian State Security Dep't Lists Russia Among Key Threats To Country

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - Russia has been listed as one of the key threats to Lithuania's security in the country's National Threat Assessment report, prepared by the State Security Department and the Second Investigation Department under the Ministry of...
Related topics: Russia, Lithuania

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Woman Thought To Be World's Oldest Nun, Who Rescued Jews During The Holocaust, Dies At 110

Sister Cecylia Roszak was one of several nuns who set up a new convent near Vilnius, today in Lithuania, sheltering Jews who had escaped the ghetto there.        
Related topics: Lithuania

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Us Unable To Submit Info To Vilnius On Cia Secret Prisons - Prosecutor's Office

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - Washington did not give Lithuania the information on alleged illegal transfer of people across the border to be kept in secret jails run by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Lithuanian Prosecutor's Office said on Monday.
Related topics: Lithuania, CIA

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Lithuania Appeals European Court Ruling Over Cia's Secret Prison Case

VILNIUS (Sputnik) – The complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) with the case of terror suspect Abu Zubaydah comes two weeks after Lithuania's representative at the ECHR said that the Baltic country would not appeal the court's...
Related topics: Lithuania, CIA, Human Rights

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Moscow Decries 'russia Without Putin' Conference As Meddling In Internal Affairs

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy to Lithuania on Friday denounced an upcoming conference in Vilnius, which will discuss prospects of Russia under a new leadership, as another act of the Baltic state’s interference in Russia's internal...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Vladimir Putin, Lithuania

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Baltic States Ask Us To Enhance Nato Battalions With Air, Naval Forces - Reports

VILNIUS (Sputnik) - The Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian foreign ministers have asked the United States to strengthen NATO battalions, deployed in the three Baltic countries, with air and naval forces, the LRT broadcaster reported on Thursday.
Related topics: Nato, Lithuania

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Kasparov: Armenia Unrest Is Political Bellwether

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is today one of the most renowned figures of the Russian opposition and was the organizer of the recently concluded Free Russia Forum in Vilnius. In an exclusive interview with Voice of America's Russian...
Related topics: Armenia, Russia, Lithuania

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Lithuania Argues Over Germany's Permission For Nord Stream 2 Construction

VILNIUS (Sputnik) – EU nations must weigh in on the future of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Lithuanian Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas said after Germany allowed construction in its territorial waters.
Related topics: Lithuania, Germany

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Russia Better To Cooperate With Rather Than Fight Against - Lithuanian President

VILNIUS (Sputnik) – Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said Sunday, summing up the events of 2017, that it is better to cooperate with Russia, rather than to fight, expressing its readiness for the improvement of relations.
Related topics: Russia, Lithuania

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What Trump’s Putin Love Reveals About Conservatives

Vilnius, Lithuania (Credit: Getty/Sean Gallup) One of the most astonishing turnabouts in the history of American politics is the big bear hug with which so many conservatives and Republicans are embracing former KGB operative and current Russian...
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, Lithuania, Gallup

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Belarus Leader Calls Lithuania's Complaints With Npp Building Politicized

Lithuania's complaints over construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP) is politicized, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Wednesday, calling on Vilnius to jointly utilize the station with Minsk.
Related topics: Belarus, Lithuania, Minsk

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I Pee Freely: Us Soldier Relieves Himself On Lithuanian Government Building

A US Army soldier has been fined after getting caught urinating on the building of the Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior in Vilnius, Lithuania. The incident is the latest in what seems like a never-ending series of unpleasant situations involving...
Related topics: Lithuania, Nato

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