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Мой любимый город, где каждая улочка имеет свою историю и некоторую загадочность 🗺
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2 minutes, not to midnight, but at least till the end of my working day and beginning of the weekend. Altough I am already switched into weekendmood now I look forward to continue working on the project containing sources of medieval lithuanian and baltic history. #weekendmood #researchassistant #easteuropeanhistory #officelife #lithuanianhistory #medievalhistory #historystudent

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April 5 (part one)
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The Battle on the Ice took place today in 1242. The battle was fought between the Livonian Order, a branch of the larger Teutonic Order, and the Novgorod Republic. The Battle was fought between two armies on top of a frozen lake, hence the battle’s name. The resulting Novgorodian victory marked the end of the Northern Crusade.
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Much of the Eastern Baltic region remained largely pagan during the middle ages. This put the people in a precarious position as they were nestled between the christian nations of Eastern Europe and the Eastern Orthodox nations of Russia. Seeing an opportunity to spread christianity, Pope Celestine III called for a crusade against the pagans in Livonia, modern day day Lithuania and Latvia. Later this crusade would spread to include the Orthodox Russian Nations to the east.
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Christianization efforts were brutal, and were met with fierce resistance. Eventually, the knights operating in Livonia were incorporated into the Teutonic Order, and became a branch for the order called the Livonian Order. Once they controlled the region they began to raid and take land from the neighboring Novgorodian Republic. The republic at this time had no standing army and relied on the troops under Alexander Nevsky. This allowed him to claim the title of Prince. Alexander moved to recapture territory lost to the order. The Livonian Order quickly raised an army to counter Alexander. Alexander moved up Lake Peipus, which was along the border of Livonia and Novgorod, and crossed the frozen lake. Alexander’s army set up defensive positions in the other side and waited for the Livonians.
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Traika Castle has a history museum with artifacts dating back 800 years. Lots of coinage and monetary artifacts but some armor and weapons as well. I hadn’t realized the Tartars were so prevalent here • #notallwhowanderarelost #gooutsideandplay #yolo #eurotrip #lithuania #baltic #vilnius #medievalarchitecture #explorelithuania #exploreeurope #explore #travel #trakai #trakaicastle #lithuanianhistory #lithuaniancity #tartar #seetheworld #neverstopexploring

This place shook me to the core. It’s deeply disturbing how humanity can sink so low. Trully sickens me how we still have to fight against hate, discrimination and criminal political agendas so this never happens again. #neveragain #nomorehate #honoring #jewishhistory #lithuanianhistory #enoughisenough #trumplovesnazis #hitleristrump #kaunas #lithuania #ninthfort #bnw #digi #travel #learn #explore #history #standupforjustice #historyofviolence #staywoke #traveljournal

Eternal flame is in front of the Tomb of Nežinomas kareivis (Unknown Soldier), with remains of unidentified soldier who died in fights against Bolsheviks in 1919. #kaunas #eternalflame #lithuanianhistory #statueofwar #warmuseum #history #memorial #sunshine

Just received our visit from two book smugglers in celebration of the Lithuanian Day of Book Smugglers! Thank you @fmcmassociates & The Lithuanian Culture Institute. #followthebooksmugglers

Revolution week: The January Uprising was an uprising in the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (present-day Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, parts of Ukraine, and western Russia) against the Russian Empire. It began on 22 January 1863 and lasted until the last insurgents were captured in 1864. #history #revolution #revolutionweek #revolutionweekend #lithuania #lithuanianhistory #poland #polishhistory #polishuprising #polishrebellion #polandlithuania #lithuanianrebellion #slav #slavic #slaviccountries #slavhistory #death #defeat #russia #russianhistory #russianarmy

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