Lithuania kept its Catholic identity under the Russian Empire and later under the Soviet Union when some Catholic priests led the resistance against the Communist regime, which is commemorated in the Hill of Crosses near Šiauliai, a shrine to the anti-communist resistance.
Why is Lithuania so suicidal?
Historically, Lithuania has had very high suicide rates, especially among its male population. … Factors with the strongest links to suicide rates in the region include GDP growth, demographics, alcohol consumption, psychological factors and climate temperature.
What is the capital city of Lithuania?
What is the religion like in Lithuania?
According to the 2011 census, the predominant religion in Lithuania is Christianity, with the largest confession being that of the Catholic Church (about 77% of the population).
Who is the most famous Lithuanian?
- Violeta Urmana. Opera singer.
- Jurgis Mačiūnas. Artist.
- Birutė Galdikas. Anthropologist, environmentalist.
- Arūnas Matelis. Film director.
- Rūta Šepetys. Writer.
- Žydrūnas Savickas. Strongman.
- David Geringas. Cellist and Conductor.
- Ilja Laurs. Businessman.