Penname Neboisia – poet, artist, photographer, traveler, writer, sculptor, video artist, musician, kite artist and diplomat of the Republic of Užupis, currently Užupis ambassador in Persia (Iran) and Santo Spirito. Spent 13 years Užupio ambassador in Tibet.
1991 graduated from Vilnius Pedagogical Institute. In 2007-2008 he led Užupis Art Incubator. Lithuanian Art Photographers’ Association member. Visited Japan, Tibet, Iran, India, Nepal, Thailand, the Kuril Islands, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Morocco, Cuba and Georgia. He wrote the books: Wanderers notes. Georgia and Iran- the other side of the Moon.
Habilitated doctor; head of the Department of Comparative Culture Studies at the Culture, Philosophy, and Arts Research Institute; Professor at Vilnius University and the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, president of the Lithuanian Aesthetic Association; and expert member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. More
1874 - 1941
Konstantinas Aris was a Lithuanian traveler, entomologist and businessman. He had organized expeditions to Central Asia, Pamir, Afghanistan, Persia and other places. During these expeditions (1897 – 1909) K. Aris was exploring the nature, collecting various animals (mostly reptiles and insects) for his collections, taking photos and writing his traveling, research journals.
K. Aris wrote about two of his expeditions in the book titled “My expedition to Central Asia“ (Vol. 1-2, 1933–1934). In this book people can find a lot of detailed information about the mountain areas, especially, about the Pamir region. Furthermore, K. Aris described traditions and businesses of people from Bukhara and Samarkand in the end of the 19th More
1873 - 1944
Poet, essayist, translator, diplomat. J. Baltrušaitis was one of the most famous symbolists of Russian and Lithuanian poetry, who was fluent not only in Russian and Lithuanian, but also in English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian and French. He has translated a great number of works of foreign writers (H. Ibsen, O. Wilde, A. Strindberg, G. Byron and others) into Russian; has translated the poetry of Nobel Prize winner Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore and prepared his poem “Gitanjali” for the press. J. Baltrušaitis helped with publishing symbolist review “Vesy”, “Severnye cvety”; as well as various magazines, newspapers, almanacs, anthologies and occasional collections.
Characteristics of J. Baltrušaitis’ poetry: the one he has written in Russian is full of philosophical reflections of the truth of More
1886 - 1942
Statesman, lawyer, philosopher, educator, professor, Prime Minister of Republic of Lithuania, one of the twenty signatories of the Act of 16 February (Act of Independence of Lithuania), author of a huge number of academic articles, publisher and editor of many periodical magazines and newspapers. The main academic fields of interest: philosophy, history, pedagogy, religion and history of religion. While analyzing the history of Western philosophy and religion P. Dovydaitis looked for analogies between Western and Eastern (mostly Middle East) cultures, compared their beliefs, analyzed the reasons of their differences and the areas of cultural influence.
P. Dovydaitis claimed that religion and science complement and give a sense to each other. He thought that religion is one More
Lithuanian diplomat, ambassador (the first woman from Lithuania to start her career as an ambassador), Karaim researcher and custodian, fosterer of tolerance and respect for people of different nationalities living in Lithuania, Director General of the Department of Nationalities, translator from Azerbaijan, Russian, Polish, Kazakh, Turkmen, Uzbek Adviser to former President Valdas Adamkus. More
1939 - 2009
Romualdas Neimantas was a member of Lithuanian Scientific Society, historian of culture, orientalist, Doctor of History Sciences.
The main topic of Neimantas’s academic researches was Cultural relations and interaction between Lithuania and Eastern countries. Discussing this topic he published numerous articles, over 30 books and made speeches at various academic conferences in Lithuania and foreign countries.
1893 - 1960
Lithuanian traveler, geographer, public figure, initiator of professional geography in Lithuania. K. Pakštas had been traveling a lot for academic purposes: had visited almost all of the European countries, African and North American continents, Brazil, USSR, and Palestine, Israel. He was observing and analyzing climate in Lithuania, has started systematic lake researches. K. Pakštas was one of the most active initiators of many different social organizations, had participated in various international academic and political congresses, and wrote a great number of works in Lithuanian. Moreover, K. Pakštas is an author the “Backup Lithuania” – mockingly rated idea of Lithuanians colonizing Angola (later Honduras) and establishing the Republic of Lithuania there. More
Professor at Vytautas Magnus University Department of Regional Studies. He also has many years of scientific experience in the field of cultural studies of Islam and Muslims.
The professor has won Fulbright and other scholarships of the United States, Finland, Denmark and other countries education institutions. He is one of the editors of the scientific journal Journal of Muslims in Europe and the yearbook Yearbook of Muslims in Europe\”.