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Lithuania: National Identities

“Everyone is a historian here, everyone is preoccupied arguing who Vilnius belonged to in the past, whose it should be now, and whether true Lithuanians were of Slavic or Baltic origin. It almost seems as if Lithuanian modernity was nonexistent,” writes Andrei Khrapavitski about online and offline debates in Lithuania. “I don’t know what the cure could be from nationalistic rhetoric, as it is so deeply rooted in our national identities.”

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