Tag Archives: Lietuva

More Lithuanian musical success…………Giedre Slekyte (in the Malko conducting competition)

After two days during which twenty-four young conductors were put through their paces at the helm of the DNSO, the jury in the Malko competition has just announced the dozen who have made it into the second round. The field … Continue reading

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Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Lithuania’s higher education system struggles with a lack of young people Migration is often seen in terms of the impact on western countries. But losing the young and talented has big consequences for the economies and education systems of countries left behind. … Continue reading

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I’d say it was Svyturys Baltas, but hey, what do I know………………….I am from Chorlton!

  Photo (c) Kindadukish

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Lietuva……..then and now!

On my last visit to Vilnius in September 2014 I took the opportunity to visit the little shop inside Vilnius University which sells old prints, paintings, T – shirts, CDs and a few odds and sods of books. I was … Continue reading

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Vilnius Castle on an Autumnal Morning

On my recent visit to Vilnius I took a number of photographs of Vilnius castle which dominates the city and from which it is possible to take excellent panoramic photographs  across the rooftops and the meandering River Neris. The authorities … Continue reading

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Allez Lietuva………………

Ramunas Navardauskas wins the 19th stage of the Tour de France in appalling conditions, after making a break and holding off the chasing pack to take victory. He is the first Lithuanian to win a stage in the Tour and … Continue reading

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A Little Light Humour in Lithuania………..NOT!

Ambushed, handcuffed and interrogated by the KGB: Welcome to the terrifying tourist attraction that transports you back to the USSR (but you’ll have to sign a waiver first) Being ambushed, blindfolded and interrogated isn’t exactly a normal tourist experience, but … Continue reading

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More Success for Lietuva……………. (with a little help from the UK)

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte broke the 100m breaststroke world record in the World Championship semi-finals. The Plymouth-based 16-year-old clocked one minute 04.30 seconds in Barcelona, 0.15 secs faster than the previous best time set by Jessica Hardy in 2009. Earlier, Meilutyte … Continue reading

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