Lithuania: Cinemas refuse to screen Russian film over propaganda

Cinemas in Lithuania have refused to screen Russian superhero movie ‘Guardians’ over the content of the film, which depicted “the excessive power of the Russian army”, its “aggressive military doctrine” and “heavy weaponry”, reported Gazeta on 20 February 2017. The film, a close twin to the Hollywood Avengers and Justice League superhero movies, tells the […]

Lithuania: Criminal investigation of performers’ use of national anthem

In a performance in 2012, three women sang the national anthem of Lithuania with slightly altered lyrics. A politician complained that this was a “desecration of a state symbol”, and now Lithuania’s criminal police commissioners have allegedly opened an inquiry into the case. Created in 1898, the Lithuanian anthem only names masculine features such as […]

 

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