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

I don’t have a lot of time this week for more fake analysis, but the second round of parliamentary elections is over, and the Seimas will be led by a centre-right coalition under Andrius Kubilius for the first time in almost a decade. It strikes me as obviously odd to, in wanting “change,” to vote […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 5th, 2008

Yesterday I found an article about Galina Lavrenčiuk, who had been arrested and fined for selling Soviet memorabilia on Pilies gatvė (English version). Apparently the Seimas passed a law in July that forbids public use of Soviet and Nazi symbols outside of educational/historical purposes (more or less). Zuokas already wrote in with his being bewildered […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on June 6th, 2008

Almost two weeks ago, the committee for the branding of Lithuania narrowed down their two finalists for logos for Lithuania. The plan of the logos was to be bold and assertive, much like the new bold Lithuania that the government wants to present to the world. This is the second attempt at coming up with […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on June 3rd, 2008

Sąjūdis pin [] There is no way I can have a bunch to say, personally, about the twentieth anniversary of the founding of Sąjūdis. After all, I was still a pre-teen born and living in the US. But I can talk about being in the wake of Sąjūdis, from the pins we got from visiting […]

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