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  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)

 Little Lithuania, Chicago - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Little Lithuania, Chicago, United States, is the largest Lithuanian community outside Lithuania, referred to by many Lithuanian-Americans as the second capital of Lithuania.
Little Lithuania is the center of Lithuanian culture in America.
Chicago is also the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania, and still has close ties to what is still affectionately called the Motherland.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Little_Lithuania,_Chicago   (271 words)

 Encyclopedia: Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Prime Minister of Lithuania is the head of the executive arm of Lithuanias government, and is chosen by the Lithuanian parliament.
Lithuania has since sought closer ties with the West and is expected to become a member of NATO and the European Union in 2004.
Lithuania, the Baltic state that has conducted the most trade with Russia, has been slowly rebounding from the 1998 Russian financial crisis.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lithuania   (1421 words)

 Facts about topic: (Lithuania)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Republic of Lithuania (in Lithuanian (A native or inhabitant of Lithuania), Lietuva) is a republic (A form of government whose head of state is not a monarch) in Northeastern Europe.
Lithuania has since 1988 sought closer ties with the West and so on January 4, 1994, it became the first of the Baltic States (European countries bordering the Baltic Sea) to apply for NATO (An international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security) membership.
Lithuania has since gained membership in the World Trade Organization (An international organization based in Geneva that monitors and enforces rules governing global trade), and joined the European Union (An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members) on 1 May 2004.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/li/lithuania.htm   (2388 words)

 Lithuania - Wikipedia
Ang Republika ng Lithuania ay isang republika sa hilagang-silangang Europa.
Ang Vilnius ang kapital ng Lithuania simula 1940 (gayundin ng ilang siglo mula 1323 hanggang 1919).
Noong 1919 hanggang 1940 naging kapital nito ang Kaunas, bagaman hindi kinilala ng mga awtoridad ng Lithuania ang kontrol ng Poland ng Vilnius hanggang Marso 1938 at itinuring ang Kaunas na “pansamantalang kapital”.
tl.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lithuania   (240 words)

 Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Republic of Lithuania''' (in Lithuanian languageLithuanian, '''Lietuva) is a republic in Northeastern Europe.
Lithuania consists of 10 counties (''apskritys'', singular - ''apskritis''), each named after their principal city.
Lithuania says it wants the closure of a nuclear power station, scheduled for 2009, to be delayed until it can find another secure energy source.
www.infothis.com /find/Lithuania   (1602 words)

 Lithuanian native says he'll miss family, Chicago Bulls courtside   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He fled Lithuania as a teen-ager, when it was being forcibly absorbed into the Soviet Union, and eventually made his way to the United States, where he earned an engineering degree.
Despite the skepticism surrounding Adamkus' candidacy, there were those who believed an outsider was exactly what Lithuania needed -- an antidote to the political squabbling that has hobbled the country and kept it from developing as quickly as neighboring Latvia and Estonia.
Still, America has left an indelible stamp on him: Although he's eight time zones from Chicago, he was thrilled that Lithuanian TV plans to show NBA highlights, including the Bulls.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/98/01/30/adamkus.2-0.html   (432 words)

 Famous Samogitians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Upon he returned to Lithuania in 1922 he was appointed full professor in the Faculty of theology and Philosophy in the University of Kaunas, and retained this position until the Soviet occupation in 1940.
Although Macernis had too little time to fullfil his talent, this achievement is significant for the future development of Lithuanian verse and often particularly valuable in itself, by conveying to the reader both a depth of thought and a pleasing aesthetic experience.
With the occupation of Lithuania by the Soviet Union (1940), he was arrested and increased in Siauliai prison, and in June of 1941 deported to Russia.
daugenis.mch.mii.lt /samogitia/ISTORIJA/zymzem.en.htm   (20054 words)

 Top20Lithuania.com - Your Top20 Guide to Lithuania!
The largest and most populous of the Baltic states, Lithuania has around 100 km of sandy coastline, of which only about 38 km faces the open Baltic Sea.
The Litas, the national currency, has been pegged to the Euro since February 2, 2002 at the rate of EUR 1.00 = LTL 3.4528, and Lithuania is expected to switch to the Euro in 2007, thus becoming one of the first of the new EU members to do so.
However, at 33% of income, the tax rate is considerably higher than that of its neighbours and some suggest that this may be another factor influencing emigration 2.
www.top20lithuania.com   (1901 words)

 Links to Chicago Life - Lino Darchun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum —; don't miss the very cool exhibit of over 500 live butterflies in a 2700 square-foot greenhouse.
In the beautiful Cultural Center (formerly the Chicago Public Library) is the Museum of Broadcast Communications, where you can experience American history through the sights and sounds of television and radio.
A little further south near 55th Street and Lake Shore Drive is the Museum of Science and Industry.
www.linodarchun.com /chicago/chicago-links.html   (785 words)

At the same time, it is a tale of the struggle by Lithuania and other countries in Eastern Europe to get rid of the iron paw that was brutally pressing their freedom into the dirt.
Little did she know that this was one of his covers.
He had been appointed a special representative for the armed resistance in Lithuania and was now to meet with contacts in Western Europe to elaborate the efforts to shake off Soviet oppression and to awaken the conscience of the democratic world.
www.network54.com /Forum/viewall?forumid=5317&it=11   (7096 words)

 Encyclopedia: Little Lithuania, Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
FACTOID # 7: Israel has a GDP per capita 21 times that of the West Bank and 33 times that of the Gaza Strip.
Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census.
A museum is typically a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Little-Lithuania,-Chicago   (567 words)

 The Jack Jatis Collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago
For over thirty years a precinct captain of the Chicago Democratic Party and long a clerk of the Cook County court, he represented for many Lithuanian immigrants in southwest Chicago the point of contact with the American system.
His papers, now housed in the manuscript section of the University of Illinois at Chicago, offer tantalizing insights into the range of his activity and into the dimensions of the role he played on the interface of immigration and establishment.
The Jatis collection, consisting of 26 archive boxes extending 17 linear feet, is housed in the manuscript section of the Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
www.lituanus.org /1983_2/83_2_07.htm   (1487 words)

 Lithuania - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to do so, though Soviet forces unsuccessfully tried to suppress this until August 1991.
The most important unit is the municipality (some muicipalities are historically called "district municipalities", and thus shortened just to "district", others are called "city municiaplities", sometimes shortened just to "city", or leaving just the name of city, and some are called just "municipalities").
You can find it there under the keyword Lithuania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lithuaniaandaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Lithuania   (1617 words)

 "Born of the Human Soul" Concert featuring compositions by M.K. Ciurlionis, performed by prof. V. Landsbergis
Landsbergis was Lithuania's first Head of State as he presided over the former Soviet Republic's struggle to regain its independence as a nation.
This declaration marked the end of USSR as little Lithuania paved the way to freedom for all the former republics.
Professor Landsbergis holds honorary doctorates from Loyola of Chicago, Weber State, Vytautas Magnus in Kaunas, and Yale universities--and is internationally recognized for his courage and achievements.
www.javlb.org /v16/landsbergis.html   (1326 words)

 Letter from Little Lithuania
A block away is the Seklycia restaurant, where the smell of fried zeppelini wafts in from the kitchen to mingle with sounds of impeccable Lithuanian—and broken English.
And the main Chicago dailies—The Sun and The Tribune—also wrote at length about the return to the Lithuanian presidency of Valdas Adamkus, a former resident of Chicago.
The abundance of Lithuanians with positions in Chicago’s powerful city government probably accounts for the streets with geographical references to the Baltic states.
www.balticsww.com /little_lith.htm   (963 words)

 math lessons - Category:Chicago
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with a population of 2,886,251 (2002).
It is located in the state of Illinois, on the shores of Lake Michigan.
The city is the county seat of Cook County.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Category:Chicago   (114 words)

 Jewish History in Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mama Gylys was awarded the highest honour a non-Jew can be decorated with by the state of Israel, a medal and certificate signifying she is Righteous of the nations, and a place for a tree in her honour in Jerusalem.
When she was 3 years old, her family returned to Lithuania, a small country of 3 million people, which today is part of the western Soviet Union border, north of Poland on the Baltic Sea.
She settled in Chicago in 1948, working as a cook.
www.lithuanianglobal.org /links/jewish.html   (1217 words)

 DCLB N99 Francis
The Chicago Little Theatre is a repertory and experimental art-theatre, producing classical and modern plays, both tragedy and comedy, at popular prices; preference is given in its productions to poetic and imaginative plays, dealing primarily, whether as tragedy or as comedy, with character in action.
The physical shortcomings of the Little Theatre were turned into strengths by Browne in his disdain for the commercial theatre's exaggerated histrionics.
Producing forty-four plays, of which twenty-five were performed for the first time in America, the Chicago Little Theatre wrote an important chapter in the history of the touring art theatre in America.
www.dartmouth.edu /~library/Library_Bulletin/Nov1999/Francis.html   (6303 words)

 1936 Chicagoland Lithuanian-American Phone Listings
It was a time when fresh milk, eggs, and bread were delivered to your doorstep, coal rattled down the metal chut into your basement, and ice was delivered to your door via horse-drawn wagon.
There were 3,521 listings in the 1936 Chicago-area Lithuanian telephone directory, the most popular Lithuanian business was tavern owner, and Cicero was the 'little Lithuania' of Chicago Suburbs.
Click the first letter of the surname you wish to check.
www.lithuaniangenealogy.org /databases/il/1936.html   (92 words)

 Simkus '08 Spent Part of Summer in Lithuania
Simkus, a Little Giant soccer and basketball player from Highland, IN played international basketball in Lithuania and was a participant in the Chicago Fire's developmental soccer league.
Simkus’ grandfather had emigrated from Lithuania but never returned to his native land.
He had a little trouble getting used to the greasy food — lots of meat and potatoes — but enjoyed the folk art, castles, and Lithuanian scenery.
www.wabash.edu /news/displaystory.cfm?news_ID=2727   (667 words)

 In the Northwest: Flag unifies most people as no other symbol can
Days of "No Irish Need Apply" signs were nearly a century gone when, as a college student, I ventured into Chicago one St. Patrick's Day in the late 1960s.
Still, Mayor Richard J. Daley felt it necessary to dump green dye in the Chicago River and mount a massive parade to show off Irish American clout.
It actually happened, with little Lithuania standing up and declaring its independence.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /connelly/171598_joel03.html   (1096 words)

 Re: Barkus from Lithuania to USA
I have learned a little bit more about Frank Barkus from his SS Application in the meantime.
I would love to ask your dad about the Barkus family in the Chicago area.
I do have relatives buried in the Lithuanian National Cemetery in or by Willow Springs but on the other side of the family...maybe you do too.
genforum.genealogy.com /barcus/messages/15.html   (70 words)

 Utenos of Lithuania - AlcoholReviews.com Reviews Utenos Beer of Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It's 5.2% alcohol, which is rather potent, and it is imported to the U.S. by those Eastern European and former Soviet Block loving guys at Stanley Stawski Distributing Company in Chicago.
In the mouth, this beer is edgy- it has a bitterness that goes beyond crispness and into that realm of bitter for bitter's sake or perhaps bite Those looking for a light or sweet brew should look elsewhere.
There's little taste beyond the bitterness and for some reason there is a metallic taste to this beer.
www.alcoholreviews.com /BEERS/utenos.html   (233 words)

 God On Our Side by Colman McCarthy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But those who are dismayed to see what is happening, and to discover that speaking out, now, against it, has as little effect as it has, are indeed being childish, foolish.
Further bio on Eric can be found below.
Eric Chaet was born in Chicago in 1945, and raised on the South Side, just west of the Black ghetto, just south of the largest concentration of Poles outside of Warsaw, in what was sometimes called Little Lithuania.
www.doorcountycompass.com /blei/021130_chaet.htm   (1660 words)

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