2. Russian disinformation inLithuania: Context and objectives [..] Television remains the main information source: a 2020 survey suggested that 66 per cent of the population watch TV daily, while an additional 13 per cent watch it two to three times a week.4 Five per cent of respondents reported that they watched Russian TV daily, and … Continue reading "Deterring disinformation? Lessons from Lithuania’s countermeasures since 2014 (excerpts), 2021"
PROTECTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER [..] Russia uses international events to look for individuals who can represent its interests [..] By organizing events that correspond to its agenda Russia seeks to create a fiction of international solidarity and neutrality. Russia presents the participation of politicians and other public figures from foreign countries in such events as … Continue reading "NATIONAL THREAT ASSESSMENT 2020 (excerpts), 2020"
Law on Equal Treatment Article 2. Definitions [..] 9. Direct discrimination means any situation where one person is treated less favourably than another is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, belief, convictions or views, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion, … Continue reading "Modern laws of Lithuania (excerpts)"
Protection of constitutional order Russia manipulates democracy in order to influence social and political processes [..] The Russian ruling elite, under the veil of attention to its diaspora – an objective intrinsic to democratic countries – implements subversive compatriot policy aimed at fomenting ethnic discord in the Lithuanian society. During his address at a plenary … Continue reading "National Threat Assessment 2019 (excerpts)"
First, we shall provide relevant parts of the table 22, “Number of schools”, from Lithuania’s fourth report under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (ACFC/SR/IV(2017)004; https://rm.coe.int/16806f826c pp. 76-77) School year 2010/2011 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016* Total 1,321 1,242 1,208 1,200 1,193 Schools with onelanguage ofinstruction Russian 36 31 32 33 33 Polish … Continue reading "Number of minority schools in Lithuania (compilation), 2010-2018"
[.] Protection of Constitutional Order Political and social movements promoting Russian influence [..] Even though the organizations and movements supporting aggressive Russian foreign policy have slightly different ideas, their hostility towards the EU and NATO and the involvement in Russian information campaigns is their common feature. For instance, in 2017, movements supporting Russian policy sought … Continue reading "National Threats Assessment, 2018 (excerpts)"