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Lithuania Post will be among those inviting to Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon that will be held on September 9 in Vilnius. Within the period from August 27 until August 31, Lithuania Post will mark correspondence items with a special commemorative cancellation.

Head of Marketing and Communication Department of Lithuania Post Rasa Kruopaitė-Lalienė said:

“Lithuania Post is already preparing for the Vilnius Marathon. We are going to participate in a team relay named after Lithuania Post and cover other distances. We hope that residents who will receive correspondence marked with the special cancellation will take courage to test themselves on the running path.”

Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, and Panevėžys Main Post Offices will mark correspondence with the special cancellation all week long. It is estimated that more than 100 000 letters marked with the special cancellation will reach residents in Lithuania and other countries worldwide.

The cancellation will depict the logo of Lithuania Post along with the inscription Vilniaus maratonas. The logo is surrounded by the inscription Susitikime Lietuvos pašto estafetėje! 2012 rugsėjo 9.

Postal correspondence will be marked by the special cancellation during postal business hours. The commemorative cancellations will be put on empty envelopes or in the area of the item, and postage stamps will be cancelled by the date stamp.

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštas runs the widest network of access points in Lithuania. The company also provides logistic, financial intermediation, and electronic services.

Commemorating the 650th anniversary of the Battle of Blue Waters that was successful to the Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas, Lithuania Post has issued a stamp to mark this historical event. The new stamp will appear in circulation on Saturday, August 25.

The stamp features Algirdas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, and the silhouettes of fighters. The stamp for the occasion of the battle has been issued in the edition of 100 000 copies with the nominal value of LTL 2.45. The stamp has been designed by the artist Mindaugas Gribauskas.

Along with the stamp, the first day cover and sheet will be issued. On Saturday, Vilnius Main Post Office will cancel with the first day cancellation all correspondence items paid by the new stamp.

The Battle of Blue Waters is considered to be one of the most important battles in the history of the country. The army led by the Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas defeated the Golden Horde. According to historians, this was the victory marking the beginning of flourishing period of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

In the middle of the 13th century, the vast steppes of Eastern Europe and Central Asia were settled by the Mongols Tatars, comers from the East. They established the Golden Horde, the state which was posing a constant threat to neighbouring countries.

After the death of Khan Jani Beg (1342-1357), the battle for power in the Horde began. Its neighbouring country situated onthe north-west border, the Great Duchy of Lithuania, took an opportunity to strengthen its positions in the sparsely neighboured western area located in the southern part of present-day Ukraine.In 1362 or 1363 the army of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas (1345-1377) crushed the Golden Horde forces led by Kuglug-Bey, Hadzi-Bey and Dmitry at the Blue Waters (Kirovograd Region in Ukraine) and reinforced the Duchy’s positions in Kiev and Podolia.

After the battle, the Great Duchy of Lithuania became the largest state in Europe. It extended its influence on Russian duchies and withdrew the threat of invasions from the Mongols Tatars’side to Central Europe moving the field of battles with the Golden Horde further to the East.

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštas runs the widest network of access points in Lithuania. The company also provides logistic, financial intermediation, and electronic services.

The City of Klaipėda celebrating this year its 760th anniversary will be featured on a new stamp. On Saturday, July 14, a new stamp under the title Klaipėdai – 760 metų (760th Anniversary of Klaipėda) will appear in circulation.

The stamp intended to commemorate the anniversary of the port will be issued in the edition of 100,000 copies with a nominal value of LTL 2. The stamp features the lighthouse and the general view of the harbour. The new stamp has been designed by the artist Valdonė Bručienė.

Along with the stamp, the first day cover and sheet will be issued. On Saturday, all correspondence paid by the new stamp in Klaipėda Main Post Office will be marked with the first day cancellation.

Klaipėda (Memel) is the oldest city of Lithuania and the third in terms of size. 1252 is considered to be the year of its foundation when the Livonian Order and the bishop of Curonia concluded an agreement regarding the building of the Memelburg Castle and the city. Memel was named after the River Nemunas that Curonians used to call Memele (meaning “silent river”).

The official day of the city is the first of August. Every year at the end of July the city hosts the Sea Festival. The port is also famous for its annual international Klaipėda Castle Jazz Festival.

On average, Lithuania Post issues 25-30 postage stamps annually. Lithuania Post also provides postal, logistics, and financial intermediation services.

Lithuania Post is inviting everyone to become an author of a postage stamp and declares the contest to create postage stamps, souvenir sheets, and pre-paid postcards open. The authors of the best works will be awarded monetary prizes, and the designs of first place winners will be printed.

“Entries for the contest may be submitted by everyone irrespective of the participants’ age or education. The most important thing is to present designs reflecting the theme and meeting the requirements of the contest; therefore, we expect to receive designs created by representatives of various professions, not only by artists,” Lithuania Post’s Director of Sales Division Arūnas Venckavičiussaid.

For the first time ever residents are invited to make designs of two pre-paid postcards on the themes St Christmas and the New Year. The pre-paid postcards bear pre-printed postage stamps.

The next year Lithuania Post is going to issue 22 stamps on 18 themes, one souvenir sheet, and 2 pre-paid postcards. Six themes have been offered by residents. Out of numerous themes offered by residents, the Postage Stamps Issuing Commission has selected the six ones: Lithuanian armed forces, postcrossing, lighthouses, the days of Mother and Father.

The authors of the best designs of postage stamps, souvenir sheets, and pre-paid postcards will be awarded monetary prizes. The first place winner will receive the prize of LTL 1,000 for one postage stamp. The winners of the second and third places will receive respectively LTL 750 and LTL 450. The author of the best design of two postage stamps will receive the award of LTL 1,500. The winners of the second and third places will receive respectively LTL 1,000 and LTL 750.

The first place winner of the design of the souvenir sheet with three perforated stamps will receive LTL 2,100, the awards for the second and third places winners are respectively LTL 1,400 and LTL 1,050. The author of the best design of the pre-paid postcard will receive an award of LTL 1,500, and the second and third place winners will receive LTL 1,000 and LTL 750.

The conditions of the contest and the themes of stamps, souvenir sheets, and pre-paid postcards to be issued in 2013 are available at the website of Lithuania Post www.post.lt.

On average, Lithuania Post annually issues 25-30 postage stamps. Lithuania Post also provides postal, logistics, and financial intermediation services.

On July 12-15, Prienai districtwill host the first Meeting of World Lithuanian Youth. Lithuania Post will join the meeting by issuing a commemorative cancellation inviting to arrive at the meeting. The cancellation will be used to mark letter-post items.

Director of Lithuania Post’s Sales Division Arūnas Venckavičius said:

“Every day we dispatch thousands of letters and this is a very good way to disseminate information on the Meeting of World Lithuanian Youth and invite all countrymen scattered all over the world to come to the meeting for a couple of days and discuss core issues“.

Letter-post items will be marked by the commemorative cancellation on July 2-5 in Vilnius Main Post Office.

The commemorative cancellation features the logo of the World Lithuanian Youth‘s Meeting and the inscription with the date Pasaulio lietuvių jaunimo susitikimas liepos 12-15 (The Meeting of the World Lithuanian Youth on July 12-15). Also, there is an inscription Rėmėjas – Lietuvos paštas (Sponsor – Lithuania Post) at the bottom of the cancellation.

It is estimated that more than 20 thousand letter-post items sent domestically and abroad will be cancelled with this cancellation.

Participants from Lithuanian regions and other countries will be able to meet with politics, business, culture and science figures in discussions on strategic state and nation issues, look for optimal solutions and ways to achieve them.

The patron of the meeting is Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of the Republic of Lithuania.

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštas runs the widest network of postal access points in Lithuania. Lithuania Post provides postal, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

On the 6th of July, the Statehood Day, at 9 p.m. Lithuanians all over the world will be invited to sing the national anthem (Tautiška giesmė). Lithuania Post will join the project organized for the fourth time by issuing a special commemorative cancellation bearing an encouragement to sing the anthem of Lithuania. The cancellation will be used to mark correspondence sent domestically and internationally.

“Lithuania Post is a state company with long-established traditions. It is important for us to cherish Lithuanian culture therefore we have joined the project. We hope that countrymen living abroad, who will receive letters marked with the commemorative cancellation, will not remain indifferent and will be among those singing the national anthem on July 6”, Head of Lithuania Post’s Marketing and Communication Department Rasa Kruopaitė-Lalienė said.

On June 25-30, all letter-post items sent from the main post offices in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys will be marked by the commemorative cancellation inviting to sing the national anthem on July 6.

The round shape cancellation will bear the inscription Lietuvos paštas together with the company’s logo. It will be circled by the inscription Liepos 6 d. 21 valandą (On July 6 at 9 p.m.).The whole cancellation will be surrounded by the inscription Tautiška giesmė aplink pasaulį (The national anthem around the world).

It is expected that more than 100 thousand receivers both in Lithuania and worldwide will receive letters marked with the commemorative cancellation.

The Public Limited Company Lietuvos paštas runs the widest network of access points in Lithuania. Lithuania Post provides postal, logistic and financial intermediation services.

Today, commemorating The Dayof Mourning and Hope, Vilnius Main Post Office opens a philatelic exhibition on the theme The Letters of Siberia.

Visitors of the exhibition will be able to see the authentic letters of deportees collected by a famous philatelist Juozas Urbonas. The exhibition also includes postage stamps, envelopes, and cancellations used in the Gulag.

“There were no any post offices in the Gulag, and no special envelopes or postcards were issued. The first letters written in railway wagons were thrown through the windows hoping that they will be found and delivered to the indicated addresses. A part of such exhibits are presented in this exhibition“, the author of the exhibition Mr Urbonas said.

In exile, letters were written on birch barks, family pictures or postcards taken from home or any other sheets of paper; letters and envelopes were reused several times. The majority of letters were written using pencils, ink, or deadmatches.

The collection The Letters of Siberia was launched a decade ago. A part of philatelic materials was retained in the archives of the author and his relatives. Some exhibits are being shown for the first time ever, namely letters sent to various high level institutions of the Soviet Union, units of NKVD located in districts and regions.

The exhibition has received high level awards in international exhibitions. In 2010, Mr Urbonas received a gold-plated medal in the European Championship held in Antwerp (Belgium), and in the international exhibition of 2011 held in Grodno (Belarus) he received the Great Gold Medal. 

The 30th Summer Olympic Games, commencing in London on 27 July, will be depicted in two new Lithuanian postage stamps. The stamps will be released this Saturday, June 8.

The stamps dedicated to the London Summer Olympic Games have been created by Ieva Griškaitė. One of them features a boxer, and another one – a single scull rower. The edition of each of postage is 100,000 copies. The nominal value of the stamp depicting boxing is LTL 3.35 (EUR 0.97), and the nominal value of the stamp featuring canoeing is LTL 3.55 (EUR 1.02).

Along with the stamps, the first day cover and sheet will be issued. On Saturday in Vilnius Mail Post Office letter-post items paid by the new stamps will be marked with the first day cancellation.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held from July 27 until August 12. London will host the Olympic Games for the third time. Previously the games were arranged in this city in the years 1908 and 1948.

The Olympics Games were first arranged in ancient Greece to honour Zeus, the Greek Father of the gods. At the end of the 19th century, the Olympics were renewed due to the efforts of Pierre de Coubertin.

The first Modern Olympic Games were arranged in 1896 and subsequently held every four years except for war periods. The last Games took place in 2008 in Peking (China). The 25thof May 1924 was the first time when Lithuania participated in the Games held in Paris (France).

On average, every year Lithuania Post issues 25-30 postage stamps. The company also provides postal, courier, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

On Saturday, May 26, two new Lithuanian postage stamps from the set The World Heritage Objects will appear in circulation. The stamps feature the Curonian Spit.

One of the new stamps depicts the dunes of the Curonian Spit, and the second one features an ethnographic fisherman’s homestead in Kopgalys. Each stamp will be issued in the edition of 100 000 copies with the nominal value of LTL 3 (EUR 0.87). The author of the both stamps is Valdonė Bručienė.

Along with the stamps, the first day cover and sheet will be issued. On Saturday in Neringa Post Office letter-post items paid by the new stamps will be marked by the first day cancellation.

The Curonian Spit, a combined work of nature and man and located in the territory of two countries, the Republic of Lithuania and the Russian Federation, was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in December 2000.

An elongated peninsular with sand dunes extends 98km in length and 0.4-4km in width. The first settlements date back to prehistoric times. The current view has been created by constant human being’s fights with wind and water forces that can illustrated by long-time efforts to fortify and green the dunes.

Greening of the Curonian Spit’s dunes started a couple of centuries ago and is still in process. People have formed a protective dune ridge along the seashore, and, to stop the moving sand, forests have been planted. There are no other places in the world where such vast works with the aim to fortify seashore dunes and green the Curonian Spit’s take place.

On average, every year Lithuania Post issues 25-30 postage stamps. The company also provides postal, courier, logistic, and financial intermediation services.

Lithuania Post encourages its customers to subscribe periodicals via internet. The updated online periodical subscription system at the address prenumerata.post.lt allows subscribing newspapers and magazines faster and more conveniently.

“Taking into account our customers need for time-saving services we updated and simplified the periodicals subscription system on our company’s website. From now on subscribing of your favourite magazine or newspaper will take only a few minutes,” said Arūnas Venckavičius, director of Sales Division of Lithuania Post.

According to Venckavičius, the online periodical subscription system of Lithuania Post is one of the largest in the country. The subscription of more than 600 various periodicals from national and regional newspapers to specialised publications and foreign newspapers or magazines (English, Russian, etc.) is available at prenumerata.post.lt. Customers can choose a preferred subscription time period as well.

Payments for subscription may be made using the Swedbank bank internet banking services or by e-transfer. In the near future subscription payments will be available via other banks‘ e-banking systems, too.

Lithuania Post plc runs the widest network of postal access points in Lithuania. It also provides logistics, financial intermediation, and electronic services.

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