The following article is a second part about the Singing Revolution in the Baltics. To read the first part please click here.
When Lithuania declared its independence in March 1990 the Soviet Union imposed several economy blockades, cut the energy supply to the country and spread false propaganda to encourage Polish, Russian and Ukrainian workers to protest against the new government. Continue reading
Three sisters stand by the coast of sea
They are pressed by weakness and tiredness.
There waded land and spirits
Of honour and sense of three nations. Continue reading
One past, two histories, how many futures?
The May 2017 was in Latvia surely a festival month as two huge events were celebrated in the beginning of the month. While both of these festivals were highly connected, they could not have been more different. Continue reading
Zunächst soll hier ein kurzes Experiment durchgeführt werden. Was ist an folgenden Aussagen auffallend? Denn immer wieder wird in großen Zeitungen und Medien folgende Formulierung Continue reading
This post will start a series of posts, focusing on the history of states with a communist or soviet past. The goal is to give a brief summary of the history and at the same time to focus on important aspects that have shaped the identity of the state and the society nowadays. The words for this brief summary should not exceed 1500 words.
Unlike the other two Baltic countries Lithuania has a feudal history that is tied to the medieval western Europe. Especially the close neighbour ship with Poland was used by Lithuanian nobles Continue reading