baltvideo.com http://baltvideo.com/ News video from baltic states Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:49:24 +0300 en-US http://baltvideo.com/media/baltvideo_logo.png baltvideo.com - news from baltic states http://baltvideo.com/en/feed 260 89 hourly 1 Remembering of MS Estonia accident victims http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/remembering-of-ms-estonia-accident-victims Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:49:24 +0300

Commemorative events held in Tallinn and the cities of Voru and Parnu on Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the sinking of the ferry Estonia. Speeches made Prime Minister Juri Ratas. The ceremony followed by a memorial service at St. Catherine's Church. The 852 victims of the sinking of the ferry Estonia include members of a 17-strong delegation of Voru led by Mayor Jaak Ott, who were headed to Sweden for meetings with officials in Voru's sister city Landskrona. The ferry Estonia with 989 people on board sank in a storm while en route from Tallinn to Stockholm on the night of Sept. 28, 1994. Of the people on board the vessel, 137 were saved and 852 died. The bodies of only 95 of the victims were recovered.

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German submarine visits Lithuania for first time in 18 years http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/german-submarine-visits-lithuania-for-first-time-in-18-years Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:40:00 +0300

A type 212A U-31 submarine escorted by FGS Oste warship of the German Navy visited the port of Klaipėda on Wednesday. The ships was met by LNS Dzūkas (P12) patrol ship from the Lithuanian Navy. Both vessels stays untill September 21.During the visit to Klaipėda, the submarine's leadership and an accompanying delegation will meet with the mayor of Klaipėda, the leadership of the Lithuanian Navy leadership, and attend other formal events. Last visit conducted by a German submarine to Klaipeda took place 18 years ago in 2001.

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The picket in defense of Lithuanian heroes http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/the-picket-in-defense-of-lithuanian-heroes Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:05:39 +0300

In the center of Vilnius, near the monument to King Mindaugas, a rally was held under the slogan "Let's protect the Lithuanian heroes!" The rally participants called on the municipality to return the memorial plaque to Jonas Noreika-General Vetra and the name of the alley K. Shkirpa. The rally brought together up to a thousand people who demanded the return of the memorial plaque to Noreika. Participants of the rally from the scene did not spare bitter words addressed to the mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimasius, whose decision the board was removed.

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USS Fort McHenry visited Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/uss-fort-mchenry-visited-riga Wed, 26 Jun 2019 18:58:50 +0300

Concluding the exercises “Baltops 2019”, the USS amphibious assault ship “USS Fort McHenry” was visiting the Riga passenger port from June 22 to June 26. At the international military exercises “Baltops 2019”, the landing ship “USS Fort McHenry” was transporting US and Spanish marines who participated in the landing operation of a naval landing force off the coast of Estonia. The international military exercises “Baltops 2019” were held in the Baltic Sea from June 9th to 21st in order to improve cooperation and interoperability of the allied forces, strengthening the ability to react quickly using all types of forces, and also demonstrating the determination of allies and partner countries ensure stability in the region and readiness to protect the Baltic Sea region. This year’s exercises were held for the 47th time, and about 8,600 troops, 50 ships, two submarines and 36 aircraft from 18 countries took part in them.

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In Estonia, vandals destroyed monuments in the Jewish cemetery http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/in-estonia-vandals-destroyed-monuments-in-the-jewish-cemetery Wed, 26 Jun 2019 18:50:19 +0300

At the Jewish cemetery in Tallinn's Rahumäe district, the first act of vandalism in its 110-year history. In Tallinn, the vandals turned over 8 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery. The Estonian Jewish community expressed outrage at this act of vandalism, according to its statement. Inverted gravestones found on the night of June 23. The police are investigating what happened.

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June 1941 Uprising celebrated in Kaunas http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/june-1941-uprising-celebrated-in-kaunas Sun, 23 Jun 2019 18:25:06 +0300

At the rally in the city center came a few dozen people. They recalled how on June 22, immediately after the German attack on the USSR, an uprising began on the whole territory of Lithuania, headed by members of the Front of Lithuanian activists (Lietuvos Aktyvistų Frontas). According to modern Lithuanian historians, about 100,000 people took part in the uprising. The rebels, who formed the “self-defense detachments”, took control of railways, bridges, communication centers, food and equipment depots, and also occupied the settlements left by the Soviet troops. The sovietization of Lithuania, the arrests and exiles of thousands of inhabitants to Siberia, left terrible memories and became, perhaps, the most important catalyst and trigger for the uprising.

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Crow holiday was marked in Lithuania http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/crow-holiday-was-marked-in-lithuania Sat, 08 Jun 2019 18:55:21 +0300

Kalnaberžė village in Kedainiai region is known for its unusual annual holiday, which is held in June, the Day of Eating Crows. Crows are cooked just like any other meat - it is pickled, and then fried, stewed or boiled. As local residents note, in ancient times this custom was widespread, then forgotten, but not so long ago was restored again. Not only locals, but also Lithuanians from other regions of the republic, as well as numerous guests, for whom such events are a real exotic, come to the feast of eating crow meat. According to some who tried such a strange dish, the taste of crow meat is no different from chicken or turkey, and if you don’t know what to eat, it’s hard to guess.

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75th anniversary of the tragedy in the village of Pirciupiai http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/75th-anniversary-of-the-tragedy-in-the-village-of-pirciupiai Mon, 03 Jun 2019 20:45:03 +0300

On June 3, 1944, 119 inhabitants of the village of Pirchüpai were killed in the Republic of Lithuania. German punishers announced the inhabitants of this town in collaboration with the Soviet partisans. 119 people, mostly children, old men and women, were burnt alive in one of the village sheds. According to historians, the Soviet partisans for the civilians of Lithuania were no less a disaster than the Germans. It should be noted that during the Second World War, residents of the Lithuanian village did not provide support to the Soviet partisans and created many groups for self-defense, which protected the villages from outsiders.

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Memorial Day for the victims of the WWII in Lestene http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/memorial-day-for-the-victims-of-the-wwii-in-lestene Wed, 08 May 2019 20:27:17 +0300

An event commemorating the victims of the Second World War was held at the fraternal cemetery in Lestene. The event was attended by the Chairman of the Parliament of Latvia, Inara Murniece, parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Martins Stakis.

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Military parade in Jekabpils http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/military-parade-in-jekabpils Sat, 04 May 2019 17:45:59 +0300

The parade in honor of the restoration of independence of Latvia takes place every year in different cities of Latvia. This year the parade was held in Jekabpils. The parade was attended by soldiers, border guards, police, firefighters, as well as armed forces from other NATO countries. In total, over 700 people and 70 pieces of equipment took part in the parade.

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Military forces has "lost" a shell http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/military-forces-has-lost-a-shell Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:18:59 +0300

The projectile of the National Armed Forces fell on the site of a resident of Latvia in the Saysky region near the Adazi military training ground, forming an impressively large funnel. According to local residents, there is a training ground near their real estate and howitzer shots are often heard. But the projectile for the limits of the polygon flew for the first time. A fire broke out at the site of the fall of the ammunition, but was quickly put out by rescuers. No one was hurt during the incident.

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"Toltal dictation” was read by Stanislav Cherchesov in Tallinn http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/toltal-dictation-was-read-by-stanislav-cherchesov-in-tallinn Sat, 13 Apr 2019 18:25:23 +0300

This year, the text of the “total dictation” in the Tallinn track and field athletics hall was dictated by the head coach of the Russian national football team, Stanislav Cherchesov. There were so many people who wanted to get a dictation on the Russian language in Tallinn that it took several plots. At the site of the Center for Russian Culture, the text was dictated by the author of this year, Pavel Basinsky. At other venues of the city, theater and cinema actor Kirill Kyaro, as well as the actress of the Russian Theater, the director and TV anchor Tatyana Kosminina became dictators.

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Grandma's football championship was held in Keturvalakai http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/grandmas-football-championship-was-held-in-keturvalakai Sat, 13 Apr 2019 17:45:09 +0300

Football all ages. This is proved by pensioners from the Lithuanian town of Keturvalyakai, which is 170 kilometers west of Vilnius. There was a championship for the most popular game in the world. But not easy. For participation in it are not important past achievements, records and sponsorship contracts. The main thing - to have a grandson or granddaughter.

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Artists use Ukraine president's candy wrappers for portrait http://baltvideo.com/en/ukraine/artists-use-ukraine-presidents-candy-wrappers-for-portrait Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:16:47 +0300

As Ukraine heads in a presidential election on Sunday, two artists have created an unflattering portrait of incumbent Petro Poroshenko using sweet wrappers and bullet casings. The artists had to use 20 kilograms of candies made by a confectionary firm that he owns. Marchenko explained that the candy wrappers symbolize empty promises made to Ukrainians since Poroshenko came to power five years ago. Sat at a table covered with colorful wrappers, she described the Ukrainian people as being like a child craving democracy.

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Riga remembering national ligionnaries day http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/riga-remembering-national-ligionnaries-day Sat, 16 Mar 2019 20:05:44 +0200

Over 1,000 people took part in the march legionnaires and their supporters in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday. This year the event gathered over 1,000 participants, according to the estimates of the local police. Reaching the square, they laid flowers at the Freedom Monument. Security measures have been increased in Riga on Saturday. The Waffen-SS was founded as an armed wing of the Nazi party. It fought alongside the German regular army in World War Two and provided guards for concentration camps in Germany and abroad.  

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The case of the national hero of Lithuania is in the court http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/the-case-of-the-national-hero-of-lithuania-is-in-the-court Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:46:30 +0200

The Administrative Court of Vilnius proceeded to consider the claim of US citizen Hrant Gochin against the decision of the Lithuanian Genocide Research Center to find Jonas Noreik innocent of the murder of the Jewish population in 1941. Gochin demands that the institutions financed by the Lithuanian state stop reading the Nazi accomplices, to whom he refers to the national hero of Lithuania Jonas Noreika. The “General of the Wind”, Jonas Noreika, showed powerful resistance to the authorities during the Soviet occupation. However, the granddaughter of Noreika is not considered a hero of the grandfather and supported Gochin’s claim to the Genocide Center of the Lithuanian people.

 

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Estonia Votes in Parliamentary Election http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/estonia-votes-in-parliamentary-election Sun, 03 Mar 2019 16:24:06 +0200

Almost 1 million people were eligible to vote, with 101 seats up for grabs. With 10 parties and 1,099 candidates running, no one political force is likely to get an absolute majority in the Baltic country's eighth election since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Opinion polls predict a neck-and-neck race between the left-leaning Centre Party of Prime Minister Juri Ratas and the economically liberal Reform Party. The one group set to make the biggest strides is the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE), which could become the third-largest force in the Tallinn parliament.

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A picket for the dissolution of the Riga City Council was held at the Town Hall Square http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/a-picket-for-the-dissolution-of-the-riga-city-council-was-held-at-the-town-hall-square Sat, 02 Mar 2019 14:47:49 +0200

In Riga, a picket was held outside the city council building, which participants demanded the dissolution of the council and the conduct of a full audit in all its structural divisions and enterprises. more than 100 people gathered in the square, in whose hands posters demanding the mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov resign, with the inscriptions "Riga is not a cash cow", "Ushakoff", "Corruption kills" and others. It is noteworthy that Riga City Council has picketers they installed a trash can, apparently, in the same way as it was in Ukraine, where "negligent" in the opinion of some officials were thrown into trash cans. This movement even had a name - "garbage lustration".

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Theatre On Podol. Musical "Got To Be Free" http://baltvideo.com/en/ukraine/theatre-on-podol-musical-got-to-be-free Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:55:57 +0200

Musical about revolution of dignity. Premiere in Kiev, Ukraine, Theatre on Podol.

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Lithuania marks 101st Independence Day http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/lithuania-marks-101st-independence-day Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:50:36 +0200

Lithuania marks its 101st Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania. The state's leaders make traditionally honor the memory of the signatories to the Act of Independence at Rasos Cemetery, and a state award ceremony will be held at the Presidential Palace. A patriotic youth march, On the Path of Statehood, took place in Vilnius from the Cathedral Square to the Basanavicius Square. And a theaterialized march will feature twenty signatories to the Act of Independence. In the evening, a nationalist march, the March of Firexs, was start at the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius. On Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Lithuanian Partisans Declaration of February 16, 1949 in Minaiciai, Lithuania's northern district of Radviliskis, will also be commemorated. On this occasion, 70 symbolic fires will be lit on Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius, and a march on the partisan path will take place in Radviliskis District.

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