- Hans Weber
- November 29, 2023
Lietuvos ambasada Prahoje / Embassy of Lithuania in Prague
Tonight at 7pm In the library of Václavas Havel you will meet Vilnius University professor Rimantas Jankauskas, a member of the Board of the Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Lithuanian History. With his anthropological research, he contributed to the important formalization of the history of not only Lithuanians, but also of our neighboring Polish and Belarusian nations – coordinated the return of Gediminas Mountain in Vilnius in 1863. identification of insurgency leaders supporters: https://www.15min.lt/…/prof-r-jankauskas-mano-svajone…
The professor has also touched the history of Napoleon’s wars in Lithuania, has participated in the investigation of geneological connections between Lithuanian and Polish inhabitants, and exposing Soviet crimes in Lithuania – exploring the mass KGB cemetery in Tuskul žinai, Vilnius. And tonight in the discussion “For Our and Your Freedom: Kalinauskas and His Legacy to Middle Eastern Europe”, he will tell about the circumstances of the death, burial and discovery of the cemetery of Konstantinas Kalinauskas, and other rebellion leaders. K. The burial of Kalinauskas in Vilnius became a manifesto of Poland and Lithuania solidarity with free Belarus, as this personality in Belarus restricted by Lukashenko’s regime has become a symbol of the democratic movement.
See you in the discussion where R. Jankauskas together with initiatives related to K. Kalinauskas, representatives from Belarus and Poland will talk about various forms of resistance to Russian imperial politics.
Embassy of Poland in Czech Republic
Photo: Funeral of the uprising participants in Vilnius, photo: G. Jakubowski / Office of the President of the Republic of Poland