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Monday, 30.11.2015, 15:24
Reacting to the statement of the Baltic justice ministers about the need to calculate damages from the Soviet occupation and to seek compensation from Russia, lawmakers of the Russian State Duma have decided to demand USD 30 billion from Latvia as a compensation for the Duchy of Courland, Russian news portal "Izvestia" reported, cites LETA.
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At the prestigious international contest "The Coin of the Year", the collector coin "Baltic Way" ("Baltijas cels"), issued by the Bank of Latvia in 2014 and dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, was recognized as the Best Contemporary Event Coin winner, informs LETA.
On 30 October in Vilnius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius received Japan's Gifu Prefecture Governor Hajime Furuta, who was visiting Lithuania. The guest informed that Japan was filing an application to UNESCO, requesting to include documents relating to the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara into UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, reported BC the Lithuanian MFA.
The Estonian state commissions 6 movies for 8 million euros for the republic's 100th anniversary celebrations; the organising team of the Estonian Republic 100 events, culture ministry and Estonian Film Institute declared the winners of the contest on October 28th 2015, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Exactly 70 years ago, in October 1945, the Lithuanian power system was put into operation. The operation of generators at the Kaunas and Vilnius power plants was synchronised after a power line connecting the power plants had been installed, and the balance between power generation and consumption was maintained by the central system control centre, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid reports BC.
President Dalia Grybauskaite opened the first ever Israeli Litvak Forum in Tel Aviv. In her address to Jews with roots in Lithuania and their descendants, the President emphasized their special contribution to establishing Lithuania’s ties with the world and invited them to foster what connects Lithuanian and Jewish nations, reports BC presidential press service.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who is in Israel on an official visit, met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. The meeting – the first between the Lithuanian president and the president of Israel, who was elected in 2014 – focused on the most relevant issues relating to regional security and bilateral cooperation, reported BC the presidential press service.