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It took three months for Lithuanian scientists to develop a nanocopy of the U.S. Capitol Building, which is around 60,000 times smaller than its actual. A nano copy of the Statue of Freedom, the crowning feature of the Dome of the Capitol, is 10 times smaller than a human cell.
"A small gift, but it represents the great friendship between Lithuania and America which is based on shared values and a love of freedom," says the Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States, Rolandas Kriščiūnas.
The Ambassador presented this gift to Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), co-chair of the House Baltic Caucus, and a member of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents, and to Anthea M. Hartig, the Director of the National Museum of American History. The presentation ceremony took place during Lithuania’s Independence Day celebration at the Library of Congress on March 11. On this day, Lithuania celebrates the 30th anniversary of its restored Independence.
Lithuanian Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, March 11, in observance of the National Holiday- the restoration of the Independence of Lithuania. For urgent consular issues, please write to [email protected], or call +370 5 236 2444.
Lithuanian Parliament Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis and MP Emanuelis Zingeris, the son of the survivors of the Holocaust, visited the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and honored the victims of Shoah. Lithuania Remembers the horrific tragedy and the suffering that the Holocaust brought to humanity.
During his working visit to USA, Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Seimas, met with US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. V.Pranckietis started the meeting by thanking the United States for all the support since the restoration of Lithuania’s independence, the 30th anniversary of which Lithuania will celebrate next week. V.Pranckietis is visiting DC on a joint visit by the Speakers and Parliamentarians of Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, and Estonia.
The Embassy of Lithuania hosted a discussion “Not Silenced. Russia’s civil society’s fight for the future of European Russia”. The discussion was held to honor the memory of great Russian statesman, former Deputy Prime Minister and the late leader of Russian opposition Boris Nemtsov.
On February 29 The Lithuanian Embassy and the Lithuanian Riflemen's Union in USA, gathered in Arlington National Cemetery to honour Samuel J. Harris (1896 - 1920), a senior lieutenant of the US Army, a volunteer of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, who died for the freedom and independence of Lithuania.
On February 10 the Embassy of Lithuania hosted a discussion with Aistė Eidukaitytė, the leader of the project „Mission Siberia”, and Marija Čyvaitė, a Lithuanian American, and a participant of „Mission Siberia’19.“ “Mission Siberia“ organizes expeditions to the places in Russia and Kazakhstan, where Lithuanians were deported or imprisoned during the time of Soviet occupation. Aistė and Marija shared their stories from the last year expedition to Kazakhstan.