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Late last July the Israeli media published an article by Cnaan Lipshitz ‘This Lithuania’s concentration camp is now a wedding venue’. The article noted that the Seventh Fort has been turned into a popular venue for graduation parties and wedding receptions, complete with buffets and barbecues, as well as summer camps for children who enjoy[…]

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Two participants from Kaunas Region for Health (Lithuania): Prof. Irena Misevičienė, focal point for RHN in Lithuania, chairman of Kaunas Region for Health Advisory Council, and Asta Garmienė, temporary coordinator of Kaunas Region for Health Group took part in the study visit in“Sustainable Development Approaches to Health and Equity” on 27–28 June 2016 in the capital[…]

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Joensuu, a remote city in Finland, calls upon European cities, towns and municipalities – to raise the European flag in town halls or show it in any way possible and then share the picture on your city‘s web pages and social media. Kaunas city has joined this beautiful initiative hoping that the idea to raise[…]

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The blogger and traveler Karolis Žukauskas has created an interactive map which you can find: www.lietuvon.lt. This map can become a convenient tool which allows to get to know not only the most popular places in Lithuania, but also places which you have not had a chance to hear of or see. We had a[…]

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Kaunas young athletes (aged 12-15 years old) took part in the International Children’s Games in New Taipei City, Taiwan, on July 11–16, 2016. Many young athletes from Kaunas achieved remarkable results: the athlete Meda Majauskaitė and the boys‘ basketball team won gold medals to Kaunas. Meda, who jumped up to the 1,61 m high, outperformed[…]

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Famous Lithuanian basketball player Donatas Motiejūnas said that every city is beautiful in its own special way. He always misses such places like Laisvės alėja (Freedom avenue) in Kaunas. We had a conversation with one of the most famous Lithuanian basketball players about his hometown, talent camp and uniqueness of Kaunas. You spend most of[…]

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“July 6th – the day of sightseeing in Kaunas“ is a new initiative in Kaunas which is organized to commemorate the Statehood Day (Coronation of Mindaugas, the King of Lithuania). On July 6th from 11 o’clock we invite all of you who want to get a better understanding of history, architecture and culture to join[…]

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We are more than happy to announce that Kaunas City and Kaunas District have submitted an application to European Commission to become the European Capital of Culture in 2022. The concept of the programme is CONTEMPORARY CAPITAL. Once Kaunas (1919– 1940) was a Temporary Capital of Lithuania and that period had a great impact on[…]

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A unique circuit, a unique race. This is the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic at the Masaryk Circuit. A fifty-year tradition and unusual settings of the racing circuit hidden in the woods attract tens of thousands of fans each year. Thanks to them, Brno has been for a long time the most visited race[…]

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By continuing a cycle of events dedicated to the Lithuanian architecture, an exhibition “Modernistic Interiors in Kaunas. Kaunas – the Undiscovered Capital of Modernism in Europe” was opened in the embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Berlin which did not only supplement the geography of presentations on Kaunas modernistic architecture, but also disclosed architectural[…]

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What a joy and excitement to pay tribute to Kaunas, brother of Grenoble, for a second time. How much have been done in the last few years! Long and happy life to our cooperation, which will contribute to our mutual future in Europe! I am expressing my deep friendship in the name of all delegation of Grenoble city. 08/09/02

Michel Destot Mayor of Grenoble City

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