Lietuva in brief - 2011-05-05

  • 2011-05-04

On April 28 in Vilnius, a memorial plaque was unveiled to Abraham Sutzkever, the famous Litvak writer and former prisoner of the Vilna Ghetto, who worked in the Vilna Ghetto Theater, and later became a Jewish anti-Fascist partisan, reports ELTA. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene, who participated in the ceremony, stressed that Sutzkever’s creative work, the scope and suggestibility of which can be compared to the Icelandic Saga, testifies not only to the tragedy of Lithuanian Jews, but also to the strength of their spirit. Sutzkever was born in 1913 in Smorgon and from 1920 he lived in Vilnius, where he studied literature at the University.

Russia promises to make it possible to verify the safety of the Baltic nuclear power plant both at the time of construction and operation, Governor of Kaliningrad Nikolai Tsukanov said, voicing the position of the company Rosenergoatom on his visit to Lithuania, reports ELTA. President Dalia Grybauskate also stressed nuclear energy security issues with the governor. “The president clearly set out the requirements that Lithuania voiced at the European Union and secured approval of the member states on nuclear energy safety, the so-called stress tests, transparency, information, cooperation with other countries, informing them about the safety of the nuclear plant and all the processes related to the construction and the possible operation,” Lithuanian presidential spokesman, Linas Balsys, said.