On the 4th of September the Commemorative events for the 75th anniversary of Visas for Life took place. In 1940 two brave diplomats Japanese Vice-Consul Chiune Sugihara and Dutch Consul Jan Zwartendijk residing in Kaunas issued lifesaving visas for thousands of Jews. Two commemorative plaques for Chiune Sugihara were unveiled: one on Metropolis hotel where[…]Read more
Questions like where to accommodate integrate and prepare Kaunas citizens for refugees’ arrival, are being answered by a special work group of Kaunas city municipality. Integration model Refugees will be accommodated in rented apartments which expenses will be covered by European Union. “Most important that all service sectors and non-governmental organizations would be ready to[…]Read more
At the end of last week a big group of exchange students were sweeping leaves, cleaning the square and pavement. The square was cleaned in May in order to commemorate European Youth Week and last week it was brightened up for the second time. This place was chosen on purpose because students are spending a lot[…]Read more
This October 13th the first screening of a movie about Chiune Sugihara will take place in the historical movie theater “Romuva”. During this exclusive premiere the viewers not only will be the first ones in the world to watch the film (the Tokyo premiere is set in December), but also will have a rare opportunity[…]Read more
On September 24-27, 2015 delegation from Kaunas city consisting of Deputy Mayor Simonas Kairys, Council Member Rasa Šnapštienė, Chief Specialist of International Relations and Protocol Division Emilija Šakalienė, Director of Environmental Engineering Institute of Kaunas Technological University (KTU) prof. habil. dr. Jurgis Kazimieras Staniškis and Director of Endocrinology Institute of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences[…]Read more
In 2022, one city in Lithuania will be designated as the European Capital of Culture. Kaunas is planning to bring its input into the cultural variety in this continent and has already started gathering a strong team for a battle to fight for the right to be titled the European Cultural Capital. “Kaunas is definitely[…]Read more
I love you Kaunas.
Lithuanian aerobatic pilot Jurgis Kairys