Background: Independent between the two World Wars, Lithuania was annexed by the USSR in 1940. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.
Blogs from Kaunas
Latest Blogs from Kaunas
- January 24th 2013 Exceeded Expectations
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- July 14th 2012 Don't make me go back!
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- July 13th 2012 FRIDAY THE 13TH
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- July 12th 2012 Grandmas' Dumplings, Tongue of Ox and Mint Tea
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- July 11th 2012 Kaunas = Devilish
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- May 10th 2012 Day 4 - Silute to Kaunas 114 miles
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- September 15th 2011 Remember: a simple kettle can be a luxury to some
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- June 27th 2011 Rain Rain GO AWAY
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- May 13th 2011 Day 5
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- May 13th 2011 Kaunas to Vilnius - Day 6
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- May 12th 2011 Taurage to Kaunas - Day 5
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- November 29th 2010 City of Neurofunk
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- September 17th 2010 LAST FEW DAYS IN LITHUANIA..
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- January 18th 2010 Chorus Wars, Ariel's Way, Merry Christmas and Su Naujais Metais!
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- September 4th 2009 Kaunas - Lietuva - location update
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- September 4th 2009 Kaunas - weddings, parties and everything
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- September 2nd 2009 Kaunas, Or: The City That Wins Over Our Hearts
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- August 19th 2009 Sports Wolves 2009 Baseball Cup
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- August 19th 2009 First player to sign a professional contract, Dovydas signs with the Pirates!!
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- June 5th 2009 Kaunas travels to US! Schedule, MLB Academy Invitees, MLB Envoy Coach Visits Lithuania!!
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