Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 29th, 2008

Vilnius already has distinct features. Almost a year ago I wrote that “nothing sets off an identity crisis like a millennial jubilee.” Back then, the subject was figuring out a role for the national and state flags of Lithuania. Now, however, come recommendations from a commission set up by the Lithuanian government on how to […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 27th, 2008

Sanctus Bruno, qui cognominatur Bonifacius, archepiscopus et monachus XI suae conversionis anno in confinio Rusciae et Lituae a paganis capite plexus cum suis XVIII, VII Id. Martii petiit coelos. Excerpt from the Annales Quenlinbergensis. wikipedia There it is, the nearly thousand-year-old first reference to Lithuanians, made in passing while describing the martyrdom of Bruno of […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 27th, 2008

The news broke late last week, and was spun in two different ways to two different news audiences. In lietuviams.com, reprinting an article from Delfi, Mindaugas Jackevičius wrote with his opening sentence that “Lietuva – drąsi šalis.” The marketing program that decided on this version of Lithuania also recommended that Lithuania change its English name, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 22nd, 2008

Kamarausko ‘Vilnius Synagogue’ (Wikipedia) I first heard of the situation regarding Dariaus Udrio resignation from LALB about a week ago. I was sad that he felt the need to resign, but I was more frustrated about the responses to his resignation, both in private emails forwarded to me and in public arenas. Once I saw […]

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