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Juodkrante, Lithuania

According to wholevehicles, the little-known Lithuanian village of Juodkrante with a population of only 900 is notable for being located on the unique sandy Curonian Spit between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. The length of the village is only two kilometers. Nevertheless, one of the most picturesque corners of the world fits in… Read More »

Lithuania Literature

During the period of independence (1918-40) and Soviet domination (1940-41, 1944-90), the works in poetry and prose of V. Mykolaitis-Putinas (1893-1967) resonated, in particular the novel Altoriụ šešėly (“In the shadow of the altars”, 1933) which was nominated for the Nobel; the narrative work permeated with oriental motifs by V. Krėvė-Mickevičius (1882-1954) who later, like… Read More »

Lithuania History

The first settlements in the region are attributed to Baltic peoples who reached it from the southeast around 2500 BC. C. The Lithuanian polation, settled in the basin of the Nemunas river around the tenth century, organized itself into a series of principalities until the territory was attacked first by the Sword-carrying Knights, then by… Read More »