Lithuania

  • Lithuania

    Lithuanians as last pagans have always inspired Europe’s imagination. They say Lithuanians still speak one of the most ancient languages in the world, related to India’s sanskrit, and claim they invented book smugglers movement.

    Nobel prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, born in Lithuania, and his close friend, a poet and a writer Tomas Venclova are just a few names that lead into rich and undiscovered nature of Lithuanian literature.

    The first country that declared independence from the Soviet Union is practicing revolutionary desires in many forms of art. Including jazz, theater, basketball and the outstanding literature tradition.

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  • Facts and Figures

    Lithuania is the largest and most southerly of the three Baltic republics.

    Three facts about Lithuania:

    • The Lithuanian language is more ancient than Greek, Latin, German, Celtic, or the Slav tongues.
    • Lithuania is the only country in the world with its own official scent, called the Scent of Lithuania.
    • This tiny country was the first to declare independence from the Soviet Union in 1990, leading the way for other countries to break free from the USSR soon after.

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    Lithuanian Book Market

    Lithuanian publishers have proved their ability to find their place under the conditions of the market economy and make a substantial contribution to the development of the economy, education and culture in the new Lithuania despite the difficulties related to the small market, and the challenges it has posed.

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