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CfBH Jaunumi! New!

Congratulations to Lithuanians everywhere celebrating the 99th anniversary of independence, February 16th, in the modern era. We join in as we reproduce the Washington, D.C. 1953 "Festival of Lithuanian Art and Music" program, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the original founding of the Kingdom of Lithuania in 1253. 2017 Feb 18
We're now highlighting "Trump" and "Putin" in our faster, improved Baltic news feed. We feature news from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Baltic-related items from Russia.
bit.ly/baltnews 2017 Jan 24
Our streamlined navigation pages are now more mobile-friendly. Hopefully you'll be able to find and return to your favorite content much more easily!
2017 Jan 10
Our first addition for 2017! Latvian government tourist brochure, ca. 1937, "Lettland für Reisende" -- Latvia for Travelers. Overview of sights, activities, logistics, and a short history. In German, with Google Translate button (to English) available. 2017 Jan 06

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