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On the 26th of May Dexter Fletcher, the British actor and director, was officially sworn in and became a Lithuanian citizen.
We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Roger Gifford Honorary Consul for Lithuania in Dorset and former Lord Mayor of the City of London, who most recently was Chairman of the Advisory Board of International Business and Diplomatic Exchange Organization. We honor his outstanding legacy and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
On May 5 the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the United Kingdom together with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London and the Research Centre for Polish-Lithuanian studies at the University of Aberdeen co-organized virtual seminar to dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of 3 May and Mutual Pledge of the Two Nations.
On 5 May, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the UK, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London and the Research Centre for Polish-Lithuanian Studies at the University of Aberdeen will host a virtual seminar dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of 3 May 1791.
Dr Darren Coleman, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in the United Kingdom, took up his duties in Birmingham.
Last week the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in London invited all Lithuanians living in the UK and friends of Lithuania to participate in a virtual tribute run dedicated to mark the 30th anniversary of the Day of Freedom Defenders and to commemorate the tragic events of the 13th of January 1991, when the Soviet tanks attacked singing crowds of civilians who were defending strategic institutions in Vilnius.
On 13 January 2021, Lithuania will mark the 30th anniversary of the Day of Defenders of Freedom to remember the victims of Soviet military aggression in Vilnius in 1991. In an attempt to overthrow the Lithuanian government, the Soviet army attacked Vilnius TV tower, Lithuanian Radio and Television and other strategic institutions, which were surrounded by singing crowds of civilians in the hope to protect newly re-established country’s independence. During the assault, 14 people were killed and hundreds were injured. In the aftermath, even more people flocked to Parliament and other buildings to ward off feared further assaults. These ordinary citizens - the defenders of freedom - became a symbol of Lithuania’s victory in fight for freedom.