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  Culture of Lithuania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The new point of distinguishing of Balts' nations and their cultural development was occupation of a significant part of the land by Catholic military orders in the 13th century.
So, old Lithuanian culture (or, as a later form, Lithuanian-language culture) was negated and rejected by a part of the population in Lithuanian part of G.D.L., especially by the highest estates since approx.
This was the period of decline of the Grand duchy of Lithuania, from the end of the 17th – the middle of 19th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Lithuania   (5378 words)

 Lithuania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to do so, though Soviet forces unsuccessfully tried until August 1991 to suppress this secession, including an incident at Vilnius' TV Tower in January 13 night, 1991 that resulted in the death of 13 Lithuanian civilians.
Lithuania's major warm-water port of Klaipėda lies at the narrow mouth of Kuršių marios (Curonian Lagoon), a shallow lagoon extending south to Kaliningrad.
Prior to 1998, Lithuania was the Baltic state that conducted the most trade with Russia; however, the 1998 Russian financial crisis forced the country to orient toward the West.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lithuania   (1857 words)

 Audrone's home: LITHUANIA, culture, language, religion
Especially beautiful is the scenery of the 98 km long (of which 54 km belongs to Lithuania) and 380 meters to 4 km wide Courian Spit, which separates the Courian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.
Lithuania appeared in the history of Europe in the 13th century as a politically active state conducting, at first, its administration in written Latin, old Slavonic and German.
But the maturity of a national culture is usually associated with the time at which oral tradition is replaced by the written and printed word.
www11.brinkster.com /bituke/Lithuania.html   (1362 words)

 Lithuania (10/05)
Urbanization increased from 39% in 1959 to 68% in 1989.
Lithuania became a member of the United Nations on September 18, 1991, and is a signatory to a number of its organizations and other international agreements.
Lithuania maintains foreign diplomatic missions in 60 countries on six continents, a consular post in one country that is not represented by an embassy, consular posts led by Honorary Consuls in 32 countries that are not represented by an embassy, and a special mission in one country without other diplomatic representation.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5379.htm   (5177 words)

 Lithuania - Gurupedia
The Republic of Lithuania is a republic in Northeastern Europe.
Lithuania was admitted into the United Nations in September, 1991.
Lithuania, the Baltic state that has conducted the most trade with Russia, has been slowly rebounding from the 1998 Russian financial crisis.
www.gurupedia.com /l/li/lithuania.htm   (787 words)

 Lithuania History & Lithuania Culture | iExplore.com
Russia took possession of part of Lithuania in 1795 (the western region was claimed by Prussia) and held on to it until the early 20th century.
The Lithuanian constitution promulgated in 1922 declared Lithuania to be a parliamentary republic with the Seimas as the legislative organ.
Lithuania was able to deal fairly quickly with several outstanding issues concerning its larger neighbors: the long-running border dispute with Poland was settled with the signing of a friendship and co-operation treaty in January 1992, and negotiations with Russia led to the withdrawal of the remaining Russian troops in Lithuania in August 1993.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Lithuania/History   (1557 words)

 Lithuania - Language and Culture
In 1988 it was declared the official language of Lithuania, as it had been during 1918-40 and the early years of Soviet rule.
Lithuania's historical heritage and the imprint of the Western outlook acquired in the twentieth century were strong enough to make Soviet citizens feel that by going to Lithuania they were going abroad, to the West.
Lithuania's most popular game is basketball, and a few Lithuanians play professionally in the United States and in European countries.
countrystudies.us /lithuania/12.htm   (716 words)

 Lithuania History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first written mention of Lithuania was in the Annales Quedlinburgenses in 1009 A.D. The first Lithuanian state was established by the Grand Duke Mindaugas in 1230.
An uprising by the Lithuanian patriot Col. Jacob Jasinskis in 1794 was defeated, and most of Lithuania was annexed by Russia in 1795.
After the Moscow putsch collapsed, Lithuania won international recognition and was admitted to the United Nations on Sept. 17, 1991.
www.lugaila.com /lhistory.htm   (594 words)

 Society of Medieval Lithuania
Medieval Lithuania is a distinct medieval world, which does not fit in a traditional scheme of medieval European history.
The society of Medieval Lithuania and its culture were marked by their military character.
Lithuania had to refuse the unification of the Baltic lands and search for support in lands alien to it in terms of ethnicity and religion.
viduramziu.lietuvos.net /socium/index-en.htm   (357 words)

 Lithuania Minor
Since 1660 Lithuania Minor has its own flag, which is made up of three equal horizontal bands: green on the top, white in the middle, and red in the bottom.
In the 20th century, the open persecution of the Lietuvininkai and the destruction of their culture began in 1933 with the accession to power of the Nazis, and the final, fatal blow was delivered by World War II and the postwar Soviet occupation.
Cultural trails Of Lithuania Minor in Kaliningrad Region (Mazosios Lietuvos kulturos pedsakai Kaliningrado srityje) by V. Silas, H. Sambora.
flagspot.net /flags/lt_maz.html   (875 words)

Lithuania is situated on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea and borders Latvia on the north, Belarus on the east and south, and Poland and the Kaliningrad region of Russia on the southwest.
Lithuania: Bibliography - Bibliography See A. Senn, The Emergence of Modern Lithuania (1959); R. Misiunas and R. Lithuania: History - History Early History to the Nineteenth Century The pagan Liths, or Lithuanians, may have settled...
Lithuania is at the centre and crossroads of Europe.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107730.html   (798 words)

 SCADPlus: Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, provided that the necessary legislative measures were pursued with sufficient urgency and accompanied by the requisite structural adjustment of the industry, the Commission considered that Lithuania would be able to meet EU requirements in the audiovisual sector in the medium term.
Lithuania has taken steps towards participating in the Community programmes MEDIA Plus and MEDIA Training as of 2003.
In the area of culture, the Association Council decision authorising Lithuania to participate fully in the Culture 2000 programme as of 2001 was adopted in October 2001.
europa.eu.int /scadplus/leg/en/lvb/e20105.htm   (998 words)

 HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lithuania reached its height under the Grand Duke Vytautas the Great, who ruled from 1392 to 1430.
In the late 19th century, national culture revived with great strength, reaching its height in the mystical paintings and music of the great M.K. Ciurlionis was dead at 36 in 1911, but his magnificent work survives in Kaunas.
Lithuania was occupied by the Soviets in 1940 and then overrun by Nazi Germany in 1941.
neris.mii.lt /history/history.html   (632 words)

 Audrone's home: FOLK ART IN LITHUANIA
Folk art is unique and living phenomena of national culture that is developing the experience of the nation, its understanding of life and artistic taste.
Paper-cuttings became part of Lithuanian peasant culture some time later, when paper became cheaper, and in the manors and towns crocheted and embroidered interior decorations gained popularity.
Various metals (including non- ferrous) are known to be used in Lithuania even at the second millennium BC Mostly they were used for decoration.
www11.brinkster.com /bituke/folkart.html   (1913 words)

 Odin Archive - The Minister of Culture of Lithuania Gintautas Kevisas' visit to Norway
It is a city of very old and established cultural traditions and a place where generations of Lithuanian artists, composers and writers lived and have left their imprint.
Cultures evolve and grow in a process of creative interchange.
Fokus Baltikum comprises a series of cultural events, workshops in the various arts and projects dealing with topical social issues, where the peoples of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway are invited to share their knowledge and experience, and get together to discuss the challenges of tomorrow.
odin.dep.no /odinarkiv/norsk/dep/kd/2001/taler/018001-090091/dok-nu.html   (878 words)

 NCSJ - Jewish Culture Class in Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jewish life in Plunge, a small town in northwestern Lithuania, came crashing down in 1941 when 2,300 Jews were brutally slaughtered by the Nazis and their Lithuanian collaborators.
Here in Lithuania, where anti-Semitism is still a plague, the existence of a non-Jewish club studying Jewish culture is a rare and refreshing dose of tolerance, especially for a rural area.
In Lithuania, where high school graduates receive only a few lectures on the Holocaust and state textbooks dedicate less than one chapter to the topic, Serapiniene’s club serves a larger purpose.
www.ncsj.org /AuxPages/062002JTA.shtml   (1089 words)

 Minorities At Risk (MAR)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lithuania has also made significant progress in consolidating its democracy and strengthening its economy, which again, decreases the motivation for rebellious action.
Also a law passed in 1998 prohibiting former KGB employees from holding a number of different jobs in Lithuania, and the continual persecution of all Russians suspected of involvement in the political events that transpired in 1991 in Vilnius create tension between Russians and Lithuanians.
After a series of violent confrontations in the early 1990s, Lithuania and Russia reached an agreement, Lithuania was recognized as an independent republic and the withdrawal of the Russian army from the area began (the withdrawal would not be finished until late 1993).
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/data/litruss.htm   (1042 words)

 Culture and Arts in Lithuania at Randburg
The Ministry is responsible for formulating and implementing state cultural policy.
One of the basic tasks of the NPSL is to become integrated into the music life of Europe and help to spread it in Lithuania.
With the restoration of independence in Lithuania and the re-establishment of the state, wide and promising opportunities opened up for the development of sports.
www.randburg.com /li/index/culture.html   (307 words)

 Sliavaite, Kristina: When Global Becomes Local - Rave Culture in Lithuania - AnthroBase
The theoretical body of youth culture studies is rather broad, however it seems, that none of these classical approaches is sufficient enough for studying contemporary, globally distributed youth cultures, especially in the such cases, when particular youth culture phenomena did not originate in the definite society.
Third, the Birmingham youth culture studies paradigm also is well known for a number of attempts to de-code youth styles, which were seen as "clusters of symbols" and were, of course, interpreted as based on class background and standing in some kind of opposition and resistance to the dominant culture, or dominant ideology.
Just as cultural capital is personified in 'good' manners and urban conversation, so subcultural capital is embodied in the form of being 'in the known', using (but not over-using) current slang and looking as if you were born to perform the latest dance styles." (Thornton 1997:202-203).
www.anthrobase.com /Txt/S/Sliavaite_K_01.htm   (17641 words)

 Lithuania: UNESCO Culture Sector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pursuant to legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania, the terms of issuing visas or residence permits are the same for all foreign citizens.
The requirements for the visa obtaining are applied to all citizens of the Republic of Lithuania notwithstanding their profession or performed activities.
The Republic of Lithuania has bilateral agreements signed with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus that provide for certain exceptions for the persons taking part in artistic events (Agreements with the Russian Federation dated 30 December 2002; Agreements with the Republic of Belarus dated 26 November 2002).
portal.unesco.org /culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=14859&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (575 words)

 Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although Danes are very proud of being the oldest kingdom in the world, Danish culture and art of the 21st Century is vibrant and dynamic.
Culture is an important aspect of the identity of individuals, groups, nations and regions.
An important collaborator to the Danish embassy as regards Danish culture in Lithuania is the Danish Cultural Institute in Vilnius.
www.ambvilnius.um.dk /en/menu/Culture   (259 words)

 Siuolaikines kulturos tyrinejimu programa
– Head of the Ethnology and Folklore Center (Center for Cultural Studies since 2004) of the Humanities Faculty at Vytautas Magnus University and Associate Professor at the Department of Ethnology and Folklore at Vytautas Magnus University.
Areas of research: contemporary culture, urban culture, subcultural identities, and transformations of identity in contemporary culture.
Since 2003, has participated in the project “Models of Cultural Identity: Audiovisual Exposition“ which is being carried out in partnership with the Socrates/Erasmus thematic network (ACUME).
www.vdu.lt /etnologija/modern/en/sktp04.html   (576 words)

If Lithuania had not come directly under the influence of countries to the east, it would have become a staging point through which the East could attempt to influence the EU.
They pushed aside their ideology in the name of certain interests, such as retaining power in the Seimas (Lithuania's parliament) and control over economic and political spheres.
These elections showed once again that Lithuania truly is a young democracy, that political culture in Lithuania isn't of a high level, that it is difficult to expect rational decisions from society.
www.baltictimes.com /art.php?art_id=10360   (1136 words)

 Traditional Culture in Modern Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 increased nationalistic feeling in Lithuania This resulted in the collecting of authentic Lithuanian songs, folk tales, dances and instrumental music.
Young people resisted the stylized folk culture promoted by the state and started to take an active interest in traditional culture.
Today there are hundreds of folk ensembles in Lithuania, based in workplaces, schools and villages.
www.javlb.org /folklife/tradculture.html   (194 words)

 Lithuania: Ethnic culture - A part of Randburg
Already in the second half of the 19th century, many of the intelligentsia considered it their patriotic duty to collect and record vanishing ethnic folklore.
Following World War I, the reborn state relied to a great extent on the cultural traditions that had been preserved in the village areas.
During the last years of Soviet occupation, the practice of folklore collection gained momentum, with the intelligentsia and university students saving still recorded songs, tales, names and household and folk-crafted articles from ruin.
www.randburg.com /li/general/general_15.html   (563 words)

 Lithuania - Lietuva
Independent between the two World Wars, Lithuania was annexed by the USSR in 1940.
On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but this proclamation was not generally recognized until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow).
Lithuania subsequently has restructured its economy for eventual integration into Western European institutions.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/lithuania.htm   (247 words)

 1Up Travel : Lithuania - History and Culture of Lithuania.
The ancestors of the modern Lithuanians were known as Balts and probably reached the area from the south-east around 2000 BC.
The two main groups in Lithuania were the Samogitians in the west and the Aukstaitiai in the east.
In what is now south-west Lithuania and in neighbouring parts of Poland were the Yotvingians, also a Balt people, later to be assimilated by the Lithuanians and Poles.
www.1uptravel.com /international/europe/lithuania/history-culture.html   (156 words)

 Lithuania Culture
Lithuanian songs and a remarkable collection of fairy tales, legends, proverbs, and aphorisms have their roots deep in a language and culture that are among the oldest in Europe.
Lithuanian folk art is mainly embodied in ceramics, leatherwork, wood carving, and textiles; its colouring (which tends to avoid gaudiness) and its original geometric or floral patterns are characteristic features.
Lithuanian culture is noted for its vibrant oral tradition, consisting of folktales, legends, proverbs, and dainos (ancient songs).
www.traveldocs.com /lt/culture.htm   (264 words)

 Lithuania - Business Culture and Etiquette
Since 1991, the official language of Lithuania is the Baltic language of Lithuanian, a language closely related to Latvian.
•The church’s influence on the culture is seen in Lithuanian festivals, many of which are religious observances as well as in the celebration of name days rather than birthdays.
•In many ways this is still a hierarchical culture, so showing respect and deference to people of authority is recommended.
www.kwintessential.co.uk /resources/global-etiquette/lithuania.html   (905 words)

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