Valdas Adamkus, the first president of a post-1990 independent Lithuania, is great to talk to. Attentive, friendly, insightful and open, Adamkus is a trove to any journalist willing to convey the messages the 92-year-old has for everyone: modernity cannot deny traditions but eyes cannot be closed to the societal developments of the world, and in Lithuania heroes do not sit in presidential palaces but are among the hard-working tenacious grassroots. The Baltic Times Magazine spoke to Adamkus on a range of issues.
To Americans, Valdas Adamkus is known for cleaning up ...
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