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  • Lithuania pays tribute to victims of Soviet oppression; new memorial unveiled
    a minute s silence took place in Vilnius Independence Square at noon Later in the day the victims were honoured at the moment to political prisoners and deportees on Auku Street the location of the country s former KGB headquarters and the railway station of Naujoji Vilnia in Eastern Vilnius In the village of Uta border guard Aleksandras Barauskas was honoured Barauskas was the first victim of the Soviet repression after being stabbed then shot in the back of the head with a revolver The day will also be marked by the unveiling of the Monument to the Fallen for Lithuanian Independence in Vilnius Antakalnis Cemetery According to data from the Genocide and Research Centre of Lithuania every third Lithuanian was a victim of the Soviet terror from 1940 to 1958 The USSR invaded Lithuania twice firstly in 1940 It was then occupied by Nazi Germany in 1941 as a consequence of the Molotov Ribbentrop pact between the Nazis and the USSR being broken In 1944 the Soviets returned until 1991 During the Soviet occupation 800 000 Lithuanians were lost with approximately 300 000 affected by imprisonment as well as enforced labour and exile While in exile in Siberia and the Russian north one in three prisoners died from torture starvation or the region s harsh climate Over 440 000 Lithuanians fled the country during the Soviet era Similar ceremonies in Latvia and Estonia also took place on June 14 Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a

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    Poland On May 24 Kestutis Budrys the national security affairs advisor to Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite said any major changes in bilater Read More Helsinki council leaders call for more progress on Helsinki Tallinn tunnel plan Members of Helsinki city council have called for progress on the plan to build a tunnel between Tallinn and the Finnish capital in order to avo Read More Swedbank consumer purchasing power in Estonia to rise significantly According Liis Elmik a senior analyst at Swedbank in Estonia the purchasing power Estonian households will significantly increase in 2015 nbs Read More Electricity prices in Latvia could reduce in 2016 According to Latvian state owned electric utility company Latvenergo the price of electricity within the country could reduce by 5 7 percent i Read More Lithuania ready for constructive cooperation with Poland Lithuania s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius has said Lithuania is ready for constructive cooperation with Poland following the elect Read More Russian Duma Speaker Russia wants normal relations with the Baltic States Speaking on the Latvian LTV1 news programme De Facto Russian Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin claimed Read More Air Lituanica has operating license revoked airBaltic to take over flights The Civil Aviation Administration CAA has assessed the finances of Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica and decided it is unable to meet its finan Read More Previous 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business

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  • Estonia Commemorates 1941 deportations
    in the drizzling rain Speaking at the midday ceremony Nestor said There are events that cannot be forgotten because they are in our thoughts our souls and our hearts The fate of the people was hard and sad many of them remained there and they were punished for nothing Today we can be sure that nobody is punished if they are not guilty Although this day commemorates sad events may it still give us assurance that in the future such events will never happen again Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu was also at the ceremony and said that it was everybody s duty to remember the victims of the communist regime He said Let us remember today all those who fell victim to deportations and political repression Estonia needs to continue together with other countries to fight for it that communism would be recognised as crimes against humanity The deportations were carried out under the Soviet occupation of Estonia and saw victims deported in cattle trucks to the USSR It is estimated that about 6 000 Estonian men women and children died from hunger and exhaustion or were killed On the Day of Mourning the victims of all repressions are commemorated Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and

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  • Dmitry Medvedev: Russia would like normal relations with Baltic States
    good relations with many other European countries then unfortunately we cannot say this about the Baltic States Medvedev also suggested there are Soviet era phobias which remain in the three Baltic countries and this has been exploited by their governments to create an enemy out of Russia The easiest political governance method is the creation of an enemy and this always seems to work continued Medvedev If you live next to a large nation like Russia which is a nuclear power why would you not exploit this theme especially when you still carry Soviet era phobias Following its annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and its involvement in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine of all three Baltic leaders Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has been the most vocal of the Kremlin s actions In November 2014 Grybauskaite described Russia under President Vladimir Putin as a terrorist state Most recently she called for an extension of the European Union s imposed sanctions on the Russian Federation The sanctions were imposed following Russia s actions in Eastern Ukraine during summer 2014 There are really no reasons why the European policy direction should be changed said Grybauskaite On the contrary the military escalation continues and the Minsk Agreements are practically not implemented That s the basis for the extension of the sanctions for a longer period A decision whether to extend the sanctions will be made at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels on June 25 26 2015 Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine

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  • Sunrise Valley Technology and Innovation Centre opened in Vilnius
    the joint United States Lithuanian collaboration to develop one of the most powerful cases in the world which will be used at the ELI Beamlines research complex in the Czech Republic Lithuania s only nano engineering laboratory is also located at the centre Medical solutions developed at Sunrise Valley are currently used in the treatment of cancer and eye related diseases artificial corneas developed at the centre mean those needing a transplant are no longer dependent on donors Lithuania is competing in the field of scientific ideas and high technology solutions with global leaders Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said at the opening of the centre Our scientists have a lot to offer We must therefore continue investing in the development of high technologies in Lithuania They bring not only advancement but also create new jobs and attract more investment to our country The Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology also based in Sauletekis is the largest organisation of scientific research in Lithuania and carries out unique scientific research and technological development in the fields of laser technologies opto electronics nuclear physics organic chemistry bio and nano technologies electro chemical material research functional substances and electronic science Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with

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  • Dalia Grybauskaite honoured for strengthening Lithuanian State; pays tribute to former Soviet exiles
    obligation for every Lithuanian to remember She also believes their remembrance is important for the defence of Lithuania The experience of people who were deported is an example to every generation that we can repel all hardships by loving our homeland said Grybauskaite The deportations touched every family but did not crush Lithuania Marking the 75th anniversary of occupation our country is again facing threats However Lithuania will not be trampled because it is defended by loving people she concluded During the mass deportations of June 1941 under the first Soviet occupation of Lithuania more than 17 000 people were deported to Siberia Throughout both Soviet occupations of Lithuania more than 280 000 Lithuanians were deported and imprisoned in forced labour camps across the USSR In Tremtiniu Namai 60 people who survived exile and Soviet forced labour camps live in the social care home three are 100 years old or over It is the only social care home in Lithuania for former exiles June 14 2015 The Day Mourning and Hope marks the 75th anniversary of the USSR s first occupation of Lithuania and the subsequent deportations Lithuania was annexed by the USSR in 1940 and then invaded by Nazi Germany in 1941 The Soviets re invaded in August 1944 Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is

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  • Lithuanian MoD: "highly probable" Kremlin behind recent cyber attack
    spokesman from the MoD announced they believe the false statement was evidence of the Kremlin s information war which is intended to destabilise Lithuania via misinformation It is highly probably believe the statement is evidence of information or hybrid warfare from the Kremlin he told the Baltic Times The objectives of Saber Strike presented in the hackers article are the opposite of the exercises actual objectives The information was created to compromise the overall idea of the exercise That then creates an opportunity for future quoting of an official source so as to further escalate their contrived ideas or justify their action The spokesperson also revealed during joint military drills held between Georgia and the United States on May 22 to 25 Georgia s internet experienced a number of cyber attacks aimed at destabilising Georgian financial institutions And here comes a cyber attack on the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence s website amidst military exercises which include the Lithuanian army While Lithuania and Georgia are not neighbouring countries there is a consistent pattern taking place The false statement was promptly removed by specialists from Lithuania s Cyber Security Centre Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with

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  • Residents in Baltics increasingly concerned over conflict with Russia
    2015 has seen a substantial increase in the number of residents in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania who are worried about potential conflict with the Russian Federation In the first quarter of 2014 Nielsen undertook the same survey with only 4 percent of Latvians stating they are concerned over the threat of war with the Russian Federation In 2015 this leapt to 32 percent In Lithuania only 2 percent were concerned over the threat in 2014 this has increased to 21 percent Estonian residents expressed similar concerns to their Lithuanian counterparts with 24 percent worried with the threat of war a 21 percent increase from 3 percent in 2014 The latest Nielsen study took place in February and March 2015 with over 30 000 people asked across 60 countries Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an

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