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Lithuania’s ruling LFGU denied many political forecasts and COVID-19 plays in its favour

  • 2020-07-30
  • Linas Jegelevicius, The Baltic Times editor-in-chief

As Lithuania nears the general election slated for October 11 this year, the predictions as to how the public’s current affinities with one or another political force will play out at the end are getting hotter. To get a grasp on what is happening in Lithuanian politics,...

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Vladimir Putin sheds the last pretenses of legitimacy to extend his rule

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Trump and Putin by the Book

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Vladimir Putin sheds the last pretenses of legitimacy to extend his rule

Throughout Russian history, political repression has been offset by jokes as an outlet for real f...

Trump and Putin by the Book

We are increasingly ruled not by people but by characters. Donald Trump’s reality-show pres...

We respect concern of international media, but epidemiological COVID-19 situation is under control in Kazakhstan

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The British investor admires the professionalism, motivation, and quality of life of Kaunas residents

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Kidnappings and assaults in Belarus. Inside Lukashenko’s crackdown on independent voices

Never a free media-friendly country, Belarus is intensifying crackdowns on reporters in the run-u...

The American muddle

Longstanding and bipartisan pretensions of American exceptionalism, rising domestic concerns, and...

China’s “Peaceful Rise” vanishes in thin air

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Global Peace Index: global peacefulness has deteriorated over past year

Global peacefulness has deteriorated over the past year, with this being the fourth time in the l...

Kremlin reopens chapter on Baltic occupation. Why?

An article attributed to Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed the Baltic states were occupied...

Polish PM hopes for additional US military presence but not at Germany's expense - BNS INTERVIEW

VILNIUS - Negotiations on the deployment of American troops in Poland are progressing as planned ...

Poland hopes to soon lift ban for neighbors to come – minister

VILNIUS – As the coronavirus situation is improving, Poland plans to "within the next ...

The victor who lost the USSR

Thirty-five years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev was named General Secretary of the Communist Party of th...

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When India’s government announced, with four hours’ notice, a nationwide three-week l...

Taiwan’s Representative: Support for our meaningful participation in WHO is increasing

Taiwan has lately come into the world community spotlight for its ability to successfully rein in...

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