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Tuesday, 28.03.2017, 20:47
On Friday 10 March, 2017, Vytautas Magnus University and Kaunas City Municipality will co-host the first event dedicated to the approaching Centennial of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania-- the 2nd Forum of the Baltic and Black Seas, a discussion with the historical leaders, former heads of state from Central and Eastern Europe.
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"...the land is thawing, the grass is sprouting, the trees are budding and in the shadow of a leaf, a bird is again singing its eternal spring song. It is the sentimental nightingale or the romantic bluebird s i u r u – what difference does it make! The main thing is it is proclaiming new life with new buds, blossoms and grain."
Bank of Lithuania:100th anniversary of the State commemorated with a special series of five euro coins05.01.2017
The Bank of Lithuania will commemorate the 100th anniversary of our State by issuing four collector coins – one gold and three silver – and a 2 euro commemorative coin jointly with the central banks of Latvia and Estonia. The collector coins from precious metals will memorialise the signatories, Lithuanian diplomacy, armed and paramilitary forces (the army, riflemen, volunteers, scouts, etc.) and the State’s legal system. This has been provided for in the Plan of Issue of Collector Euro Coins and Commemorative Euro Coins with the Lithuanian National Side for 2018-2019, Bank of Lithuania informs.
Funicular railways constructed on the Gediminas Hill in Vilnius 13 years ago should be scrapped for good, Birute Kulnyte, director of the Lithuanian National Museum said LETA/BNS.
Eesti Pank is announcing a competition to design a two-euro commemorative coin “Estonia’s road to independence” dedicated to the events that preceded Estonia’s independence. The coin will mark the approaching 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and will enter into circulation at the start of the second half of 2017. Both individuals and groups of authors are welcome to participate in the design competition.
The Vilnius court hearing a trial of the January 13 attempted coup has decided to question former president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev.The information was confirmed to LETA/BNS by Robertas Povilaitis, victim in the case who has lost his father Apolinaras Povilaitis in the 1991 developments and who is present in court hearings.
A new issue of the Bank of Latvia's collector coin Baltas. Porcelain will be available at the bank's cashier offices as of next Tuesday, October 11, the Latvian central bank said on its official website.