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track works

thumb Vilnius railway station (File:Vilnius railway station 2008.jpg) Lietuvos Geležinkeliai operates trains from major destinations. There are daily train connections with Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and Minsk. The line between Vilnius and Warsaw closed in September 2013 for track works, expected to be complete by the end of 2015. The train station in Vilnius is located just south of downtown. By car Motorways serve Vilnius from Klaipeda via Kaunas and from Panevezys. The modern four-lane motorways and main roads are in a very good state, however, in the winter smaller roads are not cleared. The speed-limit is 130 km h on the motorways (110 km h in winter), but 100 km h on the Vilnius-Kaunas sector, 90 km h outside towns and 50 km h in built up areas. By bus The bus station is located across the street from the main train station. A schedule of all regional buses is posted near the ticket window. '''Eurolines''' and '''Ecolines''' operate service between Vilnius and Kaunas, Kaliningrad, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, and Warsaw, with further connections all over Europe. You can find some schedules for regional buses and trains here. Get around WikiPedia:Vilnius Dmoz:Regional Europe Lithuania Localities Vilnius Commons:Category:Vilnius

unusual portrayal

Mother of Mercy with numerous votive offerings (hearts) below it. '''''Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn''''' ( ) is the prominent painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated by the faithful in the Chapel of the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Renaissance painting, completed possibly in the first half of the 17th century, is an unusual portrayal

natural products

on Su price Soup ~€2, salad and cold snacks ~€4, hot meals €2-7, tea, cacao €1.50-3, fancy sweets €2-4 content Vegetarian meals from natural products, adhered principles of ayurvedic food production. Represent lacto-vegetarian nutrition system. No microwave. *

family events

” and “Tverečiaus”, by the main street phone +370 5 234-1791 tollfree fax +370 5 244-8832 hours M-Su 11:00-23:00 price Second course €3-5; day lunch ~€2 (11:00-16:00), business lunch ~€6 content Lithuanian cuisine; fresh juice, Lithuanian beer, also a Belgian beer ''Grimbergen''; take-away food. Has a separate hall (up to 24 people) for the business and family events. *

nearby oil

north to Daugavpils, Latvia (Dynaburg). It also mentioned Galicia, where earlier discussions had resulted in the alternatives of Line A and Line B. The note endorsed Line A, which included Lviv and its nearby oil fields within Russia.

featuring works

Futurism to Fluxus''. There are plans to build the Guggenheim-Hermitage museum (Vilnius Guggenheim Hermitage Museum), designed by Zaha Hadid. The museum would host exhibitions featuring works from Saint Petersburg's Hermitage Museum and the Guggenheim Museum (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)s, along with non-commercial avant-garde cinema, a library, a museum of Lithuanian Jewish culture (Lithuanian Jews), and collections of works by Jonas Mekas and George Maciunas Jurgis

television location

Republic of Kosovo's independence) work Parliament (Seimas) official proceedings date 2008-05-06 accessdate 2008-05-06 language Lithuanian Diplomatic relations commenced on 16 July 2008.

huge black

, Lithuania. The huge black tombstone is inscribed: "''Matka i serce syna''" ("The mother and the heart of her son") and bears evocative lines from a poem by Słowacki (Juliusz Słowacki). By 1935, unbeknown to the public, Piłsudski had for several years been in declining health. On 12 May 1935, he died of liver cancer (Hepatocellular carcinoma) at Warsaw's Belweder Palace (Belweder). The celebration of his life had begun spontaneously within half an hour after his death had been announced. It was led by military personnel—former Legionnaires (Polish Legions in World War I), members of the Polish Military Organization, veterans of the wars of 1919–21, and his political collaborators from his time as Chief of State and, later, prime minister and the general inspector. Ceremonies, masses (mass (liturgy)) and an enormous funeral were held; a funeral train toured Poland. Humphrey 1936 (#refHumphrey1936), p. 295. The Polish mint issued a silver 10-''złoty'' commemorative coin featuring the Marshal's profile. A series of postcards, stamps and postmarks was also released. After a two-year display at St. Leonard's Crypt in Kraków's Wawel Cathedral, Piłsudski's body was laid to rest in the Cathedral's Crypt under the Silver Bells, except for his brain, which he had willed for study to Stefan Batory University (Vilnius University), and his heart, which was interred in his mother's grave at Vilnius' Rasos Cemetery, where it remains. Watt 1979 (#refWatt1979), p. 338. The 1937 relocation of his remains, made by his long-standing adversary Adam Sapieha, then Archbishop of Krakow, incited widespread protests that included calls for Sapieha's removal. On 7 September 1939, a week after the German invasion of Poland (Invasion of Poland (1939)), Anielewicz escaped with a group from Warsaw to the east of the country in the hopes that the Polish Army would slow down the German (Germany) advance. When the Soviet (Soviet Union) Red Army invaded and then occupied Eastern Poland in accordance with the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Anielewicz heard that Jewish refugees, other youth movement members and political groups had flocked to Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania, which was then under Soviet control. He travelled to Vilna and attempted to convince his colleagues to send people back to Poland to continue the fight against the Germans. He then attempted to cross the Romanian border in order to open a route for young Jews to get to the Mandate of Palestine (British Mandate of Palestine), but was caught and thrown into a Soviet jail. He was released a short time later, and returned to Warsaw in January 1940 with his girlfriend, Mira Fuchrer. WikiPedia:Vilnius Dmoz:Regional Europe Lithuania Localities Vilnius Commons:Category:Vilnius

prominent modern

Lithuania ). Towers taller than 300 metres were built in Kiev, Tashkent, Almaty, Riga, Berlin, Vilnius, Tallinn, Yerevan, St. Petersburg and Baku. thumb 181 px Dancers in national costumes (File:Folk dances.jpg) Some of the most prominent modern village ensembles: Marcinkonys (Varėna dst.), Žiūrai (Varėna dst.), Kalviai-Lieponys (Trakai dst.), Luokė (Telšiai dst.), ''Linkava'' (Linkuva, Pakruojis dst.), ''Šeduviai'' (Šeduva, Radviliškis dst

vocal opposition

). :Who long fought for the freedom and truth. :Where Vilnius, where Nemunas, where the Baltic Sea, :Let our cities, fertile fields to prosper. By expressing support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq — by that point seemingly inevitable — the Vilnius letter was a public rebuke by ten EU candidates of France and Germany's vocal opposition to American and British policy. The signatories were later dubbed "New Europe" by the US Defence Minister


'''Vilnius''' ( ; see also other names (Vilnius#Etymology and other names)) is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city, with a population of 539,939 (806,308 together with Vilnius County) as of 2014. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second biggest city of the Baltic states. Vilnius GDP was over 10 billion euros in 2014. Budget of Vilnius is planned to be almost 370 million euros in 2015.

Vilnius is the seat of the Vilnius city municipality and of the Vilnius district municipality. It is also the capital of Vilnius County. The first known written record of Vilnius as the Lithuanian capital is known from Gediminas' letters in 1323.

Vilnius is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC studies, and is known for its Old Town (Old Town of Vilnius) of beautiful architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Its Jewish influence until the 20th century has led to it being described as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania" and Napoleon named it "the Jerusalem of the North" as he was passing through in 1812. In the year 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture, together with the Austrian city of Linz.

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