December 29th, 2016

To commemorate 100th anniversary of independence, part 1 - the people, the atmosphere

Slightly more than one year later - on February 16th, 2018 - this country will mark 100th anniversary of restoration of independence. Or in fact 100th anniversary of establishment of Republic of LIthuania. It is hard to overestimate the importance of this day (in fact not the single day but some prolonged in time process) for our country: our life, our culture, our politics would be entirely different today without February 16th, 1918.
The reestablishment of the state and the creation of the Republic of Lithuania is some sort of miracle. This happened in the very complicated environment. Complicated in the various senses.
Let us look to the environment of the late XIXth century and early XXth century via the fate of one family. Today in the center of Kaunas you can find Zoological museum of Tadas Ivanauskas:

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