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    • Lithuanian Exhibit.jpg RSS From the Soviet Red Flag to the Lithuanian Tricolor: 50 Years of Struggle for Freedom Added2024.03.13

      The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and Museum is proud to host a new temporary exhibit, the first exhibit in the United States from the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Vilnius. Entitled “From the Soviet Red Flag to the Lithuanian Tricolor: 50 Years of Struggle for Freedom” the exhibit opens on Friday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the Victims of Communism Museum in Washington, D.C.

      We cordially invite you to attend the opening ceremonies as we remember the Lithuanian fight for freedom under 50 years of Soviet occupation, on Friday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the Victims of Communism Museum in Washington, D.C.

      The event will include welcome speeches from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Her Excellency, Audra Plepytė, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the U.S., and the curator of the exhibit from the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights. A panel discussion will explore the Lithuanian fight for freedom and its relation to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The grand opening of the exhibition and a light reception will follow. 

      Tickets are non-transferable and an RSVP is required.
      The access code for ticket registration is:     Lithuania

      Doors open at 3:00pm and the program begins at 3:15pm.

      REGISTER

       

      Friday, March 15, 2024
      3:00 pm ET
      Victims of Communism Museum
      900 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

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    • Invitation ot the Opening of the Exhibit NOT ALL OF THEM Feb28.png INVITATION to the Opening of "Not All of Them" Photography Exhibition Added2024.02.23

      The Ukraine House and The Embassy of Lithuania to the U.S. cordially invite you to the grand opening of "Not All of Them", an exhibition of black and white photography depicting portraits of war refugees from Ukraine in Lithuania. 

      The event will take place on Wednesday, February 28th, 5:30 pm at the Ukraine House (address: 2134 Kalorama Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008) and the exhibition will be open to the public until March 25th.

      Not all of Them” showcases 27 unique photographs and stories of Ukrainian refugees who fled the country following the full-scale Russian invasion in 2022. These individuals, mainly women with children, sought refuge in Lithuania while their loved ones remained in Ukraine. Presented with accompanying texts, the portraits in “Not All of Them” reveal faces and poses clearly of a people infallible to defeat or subjugation. Almost all of the subjects’ personal stories end with “I want to go back there” or “I’ll go back as soon as I can.”

      The photographs were captured by internationally acclaimed Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus, known for his humanistic approach, alongside his talented younger peers Artūras Morozovas and Tadas Kazakevičius. An 18-minute documentary, “Fotosesija: Not All of Them”, about the making of this photographic project by famed Lithuanian filmmaker Vytautas V. Landsbergis will be shown throughout the run of the exhibition.

      On February 28th at 5:30 pm, the exhibition will be opened by the Ambassador of Lithuania to the U.S. Audra Plepytė and the Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Oksana Markarova. This exhibition is a reminder to the community in Washington, DC that the war persists, and Ukrainian families have endured separation for over two years.

      We invite you to join us on this touching evening and be among the first to witness these powerful images.

      Please RSVP at [email protected].

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    • LINKEDINWITHBG-01.jpg NORTH AMERICAN LITHUANIAN BUSINESS FORUM Added2024.02.20
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    • Sausio bėgimas, 2024 (940 x 705 px).jpg The Path of Life and Death: Tribute Run 2024 Added2024.01.02

      The Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. invites you to join the XXXII tribute run “The Path of Life and Death” and commemorate Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania together with us.

      The run will take place on January 13, Saturday, 11:00 AM.

      Meet up place is the main stairs of the U.S. Capitol. The route will be U.S. Capitol – Lincoln Memorial and back. Participants will also be able to run or walk a shorter distance from U.S. Capitol to Washington Monument and back. All participants will receive the medals, Lithuanian souvenirs and hot tea at the finish line!

      Please register at [email protected] by January 12.

      January 13, 1991 marks the anniversary when unarmed civilians challenged the aggression of the Soviet Union in Lithuania. Soviet tanks killed 14 and injured around 1000 civilians who stood tall defending the Lithuanian Parliament and the main TV tower. Every year a tribute run is organized in Lithuanian cities and around the world to remember those who died and who fought for Lithuania’s freedom.

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    • 4923671262_f8fc4c4a71_b.jpg Lithuania's statement at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States calling for the establishment of a tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine Added2023.06.21

      Lithuania as a Permanent Observer at the Organization of American States (OAS) is taking part at the 53 Regular Session of the General Assembly (GA) of the OAS on June 21-23 in Washington, DC. Lithuania presented a written statement to the GA that encourages all OAS members and observers to support the initiative to establish the Special International Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine.

      The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. That meeting approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics which eventually evolved into OAS when in 1948 with the signing in Bogotá, Colombia, of the Charter of the OAS.  The Organization was established in order to achieve among its member states—as stipulated in Article 1 of the Charter—"an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence." Today, the OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 70 states, as well as to the European Union. The Organization uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its main pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development.

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    • Meilunas.jpg Preparations for the meeting of NATO leaders in Vilnius discussed in bilateral consultations between Lithuania and the United States Added2023.06.12

      During his visit to the United States on June 8-11, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilunas met with officials of the US National Security Council and the State Department, representatives of the Lithuanian community in the US, and participated in a discussion at the North American - Lithuanian Business Forum (NALB)During the meetings with the US institutions, preparations for the NATO Summit and cooperation between Lithuania and the US on bilateral, regional and global issues were discussed.

      In the meetings with the Special Assistant to the US Preside and Senior Director for Europe in the National Security Council Amanda Sloat and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Douglas D. Jones discussions included preparations for the NATO leaders' meeting in Vilnius, as well as further support for Ukraine fighting against Russian aggression and its NATO membership aspirations, the need to strengthen NATO forces for deterrence and defense on the eastern flank, also  bilateral cooperationon security and defense issues between Lithuania and the United States.

      In the meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Geoffrey R. Pyatt, cooperation between Lithuania and the US in increasing energy security, further support to Ukraine in the field of energy security was discussed.

      The need to reduce economic dependence on China, opportunities to increase strategic diversification, and cooperation with the Indo-Pacific region were discussed with Sarah Beran, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for China and Taiwan Affairs at the US National Security Council, and Rick Waters, China Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for China and Taiwan.

      In meetings with representatives of the Lithuanian community in Washington and Baltimore, the development of Lithuanian education, repatriation to Lithuania, and preparation for the referendum on the preservation of Lithuanian citizenship were discussed.

      The Vice-Minister also participated in the second North American - Lithuanian Business Forum held in Chicago, and presented Lithuanian support projects for the reconstruction of Ukraine. More than 300 business representatives from the US and Lithuania took part in the forum.

       
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