Lithuania elected to UN HRC for 1st time

Lithuania has been elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2022-2024 during a vote held at the UN General Assembly in New York, Lithuania's Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday. 178 UN members voted for Lithuania's membership, the ministry said. Up until now, Lithuania has been an observer of the UN Human Rights...

Vilnius Book Fair planned for next February

The next Vilnius Book Fair is scheduled to take place at the Lithuanian capital's Litexpo exhibition center on February 24-27, 2022, the organizers said on Tuesday. The annual international book fair, one of the key cultural events in Lithuania, was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is moving to next year with...

Lithuania’s Pazaislis monastery wins award as best European filming location

Lithuania’s second biggest city, has won the Best European Filming Location award, public institution Kaunas IN has reported. The Location Award 2020 by the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) was given to the complex for helping to recreate the splendid and tumultuous reign of Empress Catherine II of Russia (Helen Mirren) in the HBO and...

Vilnius hosts Baltics’ largest forum of restorers

The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in central Vilnius is on Wednesday hosting the biggest forum of restorers in the Baltic states. Held every three years, it's the most important event for restorers in the Baltic states, the palace said. The event will be attended by specialists of cultural heritage, museums, libraries and archival...

Nations’ Fair starts in Vilnius

The annual Nations' Fair is starting in central Vilnius on Friday, organized for the 13th time already. The main goal of this fair is to introduce people to national cuisines, crafts, customs and traditions of ethnic communities living in Lithuania, the organizers say. Vilnius residents and guests will be invited to get a taste of national...

Paintings worth EUR 8.4 mln brought from Denmark to exhibit in Lithuania

Paintings worth 8.4 million euros were brought from Denmark early in September for an exhibition in Lithuania, BTA, the insurer of the artworks, said in a press release on Friday. Forty-four paintings, the most expensive of which costs 800,000 euros, will be on display at Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum in Vilnius starting from September 30. Paintings...

Vilnius University reaches record-high 400th position in global university rating

Vilnius University has gone up to a record-high 400th position in the latest QS World University Rankings 2022. This is also the highest rating ever achieved by Lithuanian universities in the global ranking of QS universities. The university ranked 423rd last year. "Being among the 400 best universities in the world is a significant achievement for...