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Hello, Iulius, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  P.S. thank you for Vepriai! Renata 18:15, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Ačiū, Renata

P.S. galit man ir lietuviškai rašyt. Iulius 18:41, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Nepykit, kad ištryniau Sabonis.jpg iš Lithuanians, tiesiog neegzistuojanti nuotrauka darkė puslapio vaizdą, be to, tai būtų dar vienas krepšininkas. Džiaugiuosi, kad prisijungėte. Pati dar naujokė, Juraune 19:50, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

oi nieko, teisingai padarėt, taip ir reikėjo, neapsižiūrėjau. bet šiaip dar trūksta nuotraukų ten. Iulius 07:26, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Gal norėtumėte prabalsuoti Talk:Władysław II Jagiełło? Nors man, kaip lietuvei, ne visai patinka sulenkintas Jagiello variantas, bet tai vis geriau nei pažodinis lenkiškas vardas Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogailos laikais tokių lenkiškų raidžių dar neegzistavo). Jagiello forma labiau paplito anglų kalboj nei Jogaila, bent jau pagal Google rezultatus. Juraune 07:59, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Hello! You cast your vote in already finished voting strip [1]. If you want to express your opinion on this issue, please, cast your vote in the name lineup poll (not the green color). Thanks! M.K. 23:29, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


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Norejau pakviesti gal noresite prisideti prie vykdomo naujo projekto cia gal kils kokiu nauju minciu. M.K.

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WikiProject Lithuania[edit]

In case you didn't noticed it already: you might be interested to visit and maybe join Wikipedia:WikiProject Lithuania--Lokyz 17:57, 2 September 2006 (UTC)


Really nice job! I think you should propose Eglė the Queen of Serpents to T:DYK. Renata 11:35, 12 September 2006 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 14 September, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Eglė the Queen of Serpents, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Fine article. Good work! --Srikeit (Talk | Email) 08:27, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations! Juraune 18:04, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

Iulius, please consider using some edit summaries in your edits. This helps other editors that may work on the same article. Also, it makes it easier to find some historical edits. Thanks! --Lysytalk 21:15, 23 September 2006 (UTC)


Iulius, please consider proclaiming new articles in this project’s WP:LITH section Announcements, it would be better coordination and to other contributors you would save some time. Yeah, I know it is additional job but still its worthy M.K. 17:30, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Iuliau! is kur tu gauni tokiu graziu nuotrauku!? Gal galetum gauti ir presidenturos fasado vaizdeli? Siom dienom graziai atrodo, perdaze naujai. M.K. 19:23, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
I make them myself or seldom I lend them from my sister. Still, I have no pictures of the President 's Palace. Besides, the nick should be read iulius ;) Iulius 20:42, 18 October 2006 (UTC)


Hello, take a look, to me article lacks a bit of credible and new info on CK editions, general reforms on Law, free consultations of Law for people etc. I believe you should enhance it. M.K. 22:40, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

BTW, maybe you have a LR Constitution in leathern cover, you always could take a photo of it, it would greatly enhance an article. M.K. 10:34, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I hereby award you with the Original Barnstar for making Vepriai and Žirmūnai and St. Anne's Church, Vilnius and lots of other articles and making all those numerous brilliant minor changes that flood my watchlist and fill my heart with joy. Kaip kažkas pasakė, tu esi kaip skruzdėliukas: šapelis po šapelio ir žiū, jau visai padorus straipsnis gavosi Smile.png Renata 12:22, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Let me join in here: Congratulations on the barnstar, you really deserve praise for all you efforts so far, but this should not stop you from continuing in the future ;-). --Lysytalk 13:06, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Yet another task[edit]

Iulius! Could you provide exact reference of article Žirmūnai part Demographics ethnicity composition? M.K. 23:55, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

no as it was not provided by me.Iulius 23:57, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
ah M.K. 23:58, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

Thank you for making all of those recent edits in the Solaris article, but you may want to review what a minor edit is - those edits shouldn't have been marked minor because they added new information to the article. Esn 10:59, 2 December 2006 (UTC)


Say, could you take some images of Gediminas Tower from inside? Such photos would help to expand some articles M.K. 23:30, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Who would pay for the ticket? :D Iulius 01:39, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia Foundation of course, what else? :P But really - Pensininkai, Studentai - 2Lt. Suaugusiems - 4 Lt. Another note - as you know we going to Vilnius so we need good images too! Buses, bridges all welcome (this discuss here: Talk:Vilnius) M.K. 11:00, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
If we speak about photos - is the TV tower still decorated as a huge Xmas tree? Could you take a pic of that? And of the Operos ir baleto teatras. I believe we are goung to need it in the arts section. Thanks! Renata 10:42, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

BTW, what a magnificent photo... You have an eye for interesting angles :) Renata 17:35, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


Hi there. I was hoping to move the Peasants and New Democratic Party Union article to a new namespace reflecting its renaming from Valstiečių ir Naujosios demokratijos partijų sąjungos to Lietuvos valstiečių liaudininkų sąjunga. I've found two possible English translations for Lietuvos valstiečių liaudininkų sąjunga online -- "Lithuanian Peasant Nationalist Union" and "Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union." I was wondering if as a native speaker you had any opinion as to which was more correct. Thanks! The Tom 22:15, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

wrong address I suppose.. Iulius 22:59, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

An article which you started, or significantly expanded, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, was selected for DYK![edit]

Updated DYK query On January 8, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Thanks for your contributions! Nishkid64 04:25, 8 January 2007 (UTC)


Just wanted to express appreciation for your contributions to National symbols of Lithuania and elsewhere all over the place. Novickas 00:02, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

Iulius, your edit to Past iterative tense was a very nice addition. However, it was not a minor edit. Please check out Help:Minor edit. When in doubt, don't mark things minor. It really does make a difference, since some people watching the page may be ignoring minor edits. Thanks. Lesnail 23:11, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

sorry, its unintentional, as minor edit is marked as default in my page. Iulius 08:03, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
You can take it off from your preferences (under editing tab). Renata 12:19, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Hey, maybe you could answer this question: what tense does "buna" belong to? As in when you are travelling and they say "buna festivalis" here, but possibly or probably not today. Novickas 23:25, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

the tense is present of the very same verb būti which has three present tense forms: esti, yra and būna. So būna is the closest to "there is", "is organised" perhaps. Iulius 08:03, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
The plot thickens. In [2] it says "there are four different present tense conjugational patterns of the verb būti...(jis)esti, yra, būna, būva" and then that "the normative, or school grammars of Lithuanian usually present only the second pattern, but all four are still used in various dialects and regions of Lithuanian." Other sources describe it as past tense. Hmm. So it seems to me that this tense is something unique to Lithuanian and perhaps merits its own entry. BTW, "Buna festivalis" is a running joke in our family, describing the situation when the L. relatives come here, or we go there, and sitting in a kavine somewhere waiting for the rain to stop, someone will always say "buna festivalis čia". A sort of dark humor about bad luck. Know any philologists? Sincerely, Novickas 12:46, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
that's a some sort of specific word in our language and linguistics is never mathematics. Būna is usually used as a very general word about being with certain extent of repetitiveness of a state, which is yet not always compulsory. Vasarą būna šilta means not only 'it is (generally) warm in summer' but also 'it is sometimes warm in summer', depending on the context. Yes, the meaning of this form is extremely indefinite, lets name it present indefinite continuous ;) Būna is a very common word in everyday standard Lithuanian and is even used as a sentence "Būna..." means 'you are not the only person in the only circumstances experiencing this state/event' Iulius 13:55, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Hey, ačiu. A Google of "present indefinite continuous tense lithuanian" turned up this site [3], stating that "Translating verb tense and aspect is the most troublesome area in comparative analysis of tense aspect systems of the English and Lithuanian languages." Your last sentence implies some sort of existentialist interpretation of the tense, and has shed new light on the issue for me. Thanks again. Novickas 15:30, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

On February 16 1918[edit]

Hello! As you may noticed February 16 is coming! So I thought what could Iulius do for this date, and one idea came - we need Signatories House photo, ASAP! Could you produce it,a ? M.K. 19:45, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

So Iulius, could you produce the photo? M.K. 12:31, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

The shot from the street, the atrium and the room wold be useful, I think there is museum.--Lokyz 20:51, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I am not sure if I would have a chance, but might be ;) Iulius 13:23, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
It would be great if you could! M.K. 13:33, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
You did it! Good job!! M.K. 18:11, 16 February 2007 (UTC)


BTW, I think it is a good candidate for Featured Articles, don't you think? I would nominate it and see what happens. Renata 01:47, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

it is much work left to be done, on the points I said, all the mess should be cleared out first (all the usages of italics and so on) :) Iulius 08:14, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Good work on wikipedia from what I've seen, I have added a poster and a screenshot to your Lithuanian documentary. However I hope this won't interfere with your DYK request I'm not aware of the limitations in terms of fair use imagery in relation to appearing on the main page - if Nishkid or whoever decides not the images can be taken awayfor it to go on the front page and then replaced afterwards. I am from WIkiProject Film, currently creating a chronology of films by country e.g List of Argentine films and missing films although i haven't got around to Lithuania yet. Feel free to start films from and you can find the movie posters on google. It would mean a lot to fill in Lithuanian films I beleive we only have 3 on wikkipedia so far so please xpand it!! CheersErnst Stavro Blofeld 17:35, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

I was wonderiong about the poster it didn't look right its just I found it on a page with an article discussing the film in lithuanian Ernst Stavro Blofeld 22:08, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for adding image[edit]

Perfect photo!

The photo you took of the spot where the Great Synagogue of Vilna once stood really enhances the article! Thanks! Chesdovi 15:00, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Barbara Radziwill[edit]

Please don't take it personally, but it is completely irresponsible and unencyclopedic to attempt to medically "diagnose" the cause her death, being uterine cancer, four hundred and fifty-five years after the fact. Without a histological examination, one is only presenting a theory, which is not only unfair to the historical personage, but even more unfair to today's readers, who are given a skewed perspective of an assumption or an opinion. The "reference" you included from Grušas, is hardly scholarly or conclusive of anything. Sometime back, I removed the "theory" from Polish WP, that she may have had a venereal disease. Again, we can't be adding theories to an Encylopedia without the seriousness of the Encyclopedia being questioned, and eventually discredited becuse of such edits. I hope you see my point and will agree to remove this unprovable information. Best wishes Dr. Dan 18:53, 25 February 2007 (UTC) P.S. Please send me an e-mail, I wish to privately speak to you about an important matter.

The researchers in Lithuania have recently carried out a study of her remains, that proved almost certainly that the cause was a cancer. I suppose they know better than You or me, what are verifiable research results? I am sorry not to have the main research source available.. Iulius 19:04, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
I would be very interested to know when her remains were "recently" exhumed, and also to verify what seems to be an almost imposssible claim; if and when some conclusive histological tests, some four and a half centuries after her death, were able to prove this hypothesis of uterine cancer. I have visited her tomb in Vilnius' Cathedral, and I believe you are correct that some kind remodeling in the cathedral was done in the 1970's, that affected her being exhumed. "Almost certainly" and "was a cancer", is WP:weaseling, and since I'm disputing it, please provide the source of the claim. It would be a mistake for me to agree with the idea that they know better than Me or you, what are verifiable research results, without looking them over. Doesn't that make sense to you? Dr. Dan 15:06, 26 February 2007 (UTC)


Here is a historical reference that might be put in the article: [4] Novickas 01:43, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello. I asked Juozas for this, but he is not responding, so I ask you. Maybe you know references for this part The area was given the name Žirmūnai during the early 1960s, when it became the site of an award-winning residential construction project, the first microdistrict in the Lithuanian SSR to be constructed applying urban planning concepts established in the USSR at the time.? M.K. 10:37, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
it was taken from Lithuanian wikipedia, the direct source was not provided, but i thought to have one old soviet book of Vilnius, where it is mentioned in some wayIulius 11:19, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Hm, if you can access this book please use it. M.K. 11:22, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Among other things regarding Žirmūnai, could you point to the references regarding crime statistics? As well as these:
During the 16th century, the only glass factory in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was located in the suburb of Žvejai. and
Of the remaining residents, 0.4 percent owned a share of individual housing, 0.7 percent lived in hostels, and almost 99 percent lived in apartments. M.K. 10:54, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
Unfortunately I do not have any references on statistics and glass factory. Ask Juozas Rimas.Iulius 10:56, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
He is not responding :( M.K. 11:01, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
it should be something from Statistikos departamentas...Iulius 11:05, 9 March 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 9 March, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lithuanian Council of Lords, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Carabinieri 17:46, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Palanga Amber Museum[edit]

Thanks for helping :) Question: I have a nice piece of amber with an insect in it that I bought in Palanga some years ago. It was from a Palanga art gallery, and came with some sort of certificate stating that it was found nearby - have since lost the certificate. Apart from the technical difficulties (for me) in photographing the piece, do you think such a photo could go in the article? Or would it be clutter? Novickas 17:38, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

go for it Iulius 17:48, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Picture never did come out right....Novickas 11:58, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


It is done [5], watchlist it as contributors may ask to make some further improvements to article. M.K. 10:38, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Could you help me with * use – for dashes and * Use &minus for negative figures. as per comment on FAC? M.K. 09:33, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm afraid I am not adept enough in that but i could try if I knew.Iulius 09:34, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Maybe you know altitude for Žirmunai? M.K. 11:44, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
I could go out and carry out some measurements :D I am pretty sure that the lowest part is Neris near Mindaugas bridge and the highest is somewhere where I live, in the northern part
Per this [6] the altitude is 119 metres.Novickas 11:56, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Zvejai pic - Please fix it if you like, my picture editing software is very limited. Novickas 14:35, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
try out Adobe Lightroom ;) I will try to fix. Iulius 14:50, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Alas, not in the budget :( So do you have access to "Dinges Vilnius"? So much stuff in there, it's overwhelming, I could use some guidance on what to scan. The list of illustrations is posted on LT Wikiproject General News. FOr instance there's a nice old picture of the river near the Vingis Pine Forest, is that Zirmunai or Verkiai? Novickas 15:42, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
I do. Tuskulėnai image is also from there. Vingis is neither - it is in Vilkpėdė or maybe some other... Iulius 16:17, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Nice work on the pic!! So, there is a picture of the cemetery in the book; it looks somewhat dull, but maybe you could fix that too, with the magical tools? Also, C. Milosz describes the area in the memoirs of his youth during the interwar period, so am planning to put in a sentence or two from there. Novickas 20:33, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Karol Podczaszyński[edit]

Dear Iulius

  1. Rybaki is the Polish name for the district of Žirmūnai, and it was called that way even during the Russian Empire rule.
  2. Karol Podczaszyński was born into a Polish family, he felt Polish, spoke Polish, published in Polish etc., and it does not matter, that Polish state did not exist at the moment of his birth. The same way: Lithuanian people born into Lithuanian families in Vilno voivodeship before 1939 were not Poles, but Lithuanians. Am I right?
  3. Be so kind to respect other nations' history, please.

Best regards, Romualdas Vrublevskis or Romuald Wróblewski 00:02, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Ok, but Rybaki was only a PART OF NOWADAYS ŽIRMŪNAI, not taking the tuskulenai manor! BTW I did not say he was Lithuanian either, besides having Lithuanian-Ruthenian roots. Iulius 06:12, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it was. But if pars pro toto, then the Polish name for "Žirmūnai" is "Rybaki", and for "Žirmūnų seniūnija" is "dzielnica Rybaki". Anyway, the palace was built in a place called Tusculanum (not Žirmūnai), north of "Derewnictwo". Btw: Lithuanian "Žirmūnai" is named for and after Polish "Rybaki", a place where fishermen (used to) live and work (Polish "ryba" is "a fish"). Take care :). Romuald Wróblewski 11:12, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
you are completely wrong here - žirmūnai at first was a NEWLY CONSTRUCTED district of apartment houses, nothing in common with Rybaki. And later the name was applied to the ELDERATE which is much larger than Rybaki. And Rybaki is the name translated from Žvejai in Lithuanian Iulius 19:29, 30 March 2007 (UTC)


Just curious why you removed the request for an article about her? She's a great talent. Dr. Dan 23:32, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

that's why: Mūza Rubackytė
Missed it, thanks. Dr. Dan 14:55, 2 April 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 17 May, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Christianization of Lithuania, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--ALoan (Talk) 09:13, 17 May 2007 (UTC)


Hey, could you write a bit bigger history summary in this part of article, as current summary is to small and do not summarize whole history section. Besides could you incorporate Trivia section directly to the article (if it is notable enough) or remove it, as separate Trivia section is considered as bad style. M.K. 12:13, 23 May 2007 (UTC) we'll see Iulius 17:41, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I did expansion of history summary by myself, could you tweak my grammar here? Btw, maybe you going to Kaunas one day? If so, new photo of this is needed. And one more question why do you adjusting pictures by 1px as this ?? M.K. 14:07, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
there is more to check out in Kaunas than this palace. This one photo is ok :) try yourself this "trick" of 1, 2, 3 px and you will certainly notice the result. Iulius 14:46, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Lithuanian translations[edit]

Hi, Iulius.
I'm working on some Lithuanian topics on, so I'd need some help with Lithuanian language. Can you help me?
As a start, is there any Lithuanian term for the Grand Chancellor? Here, on, I've only encountered Polish or Latin terms.
On the other side, I can help you with Croatian terms (even for old Croatian historical legal documents, if you want to).
Kind regards, Kubura 13:39, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

I will. In Lithuanian it is Didysis Kancleris Iulius 13:40, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Culture of Lithuania[edit]

Hi Iulius,

Thanks for editing the Culture of Lithuania article. Can you add more details about other aspects of Lithuanian culture besides the cultural history? With more details on other aspects of Lithuanian culture, the cultural history chunk could be redirected to say Cultural history of Lithuania. Really appreciate your help.Wai Hong 09:20, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

The Polish Rider[edit]

Hi Iulius,

I noticed your crediting a positive identity to the model for Rembrandt's Polish Rider. Typical of the scholarship I have found is at the Frick website [7]. As yet I have found nothing as definitive as you suggest--there still seems to be uncertainty about this. Is there new scholarship on the identification as Marcjan Aleksander Ogiński? Is there a reference you can cite? Thanks, JNW 12:50, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Here it is: [8] [9]

This is fascinating--the identification comes from Zdzislaw Zygulski, Jr., Curator of the National Museum in Cracow. I don't know if his finding has gained wide acceptance; the sources you cite allude to his research, but I'm not sure that they lead directly to his scholarship. I could only find this [10], which, maddeningly, does not display the entire article. I am contacting the Frick Collection in hopes of receiving the museum's interpretation. Thank you, JNW 23:17, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

To follow up: I am told by someone who has read the full text of the Zygulski article that he did not make any conclusive claims regarding the Polish Rider's identity, but that he did put forward a number of possibilities. I have requested a copy of the article, and will read it. It sounds like one of his theories may have been taken out of context and represented as fact. Just so, I am willing to wait to read the essay myself, before reverting. However, I do think the description of the painting on the Frick's web site is still accurate. Best wishes, JNW 20:39, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Iulius,

I've read Zygulski's article, from JSTOR, Vol. 21, No. 41. (2000), pp. 197-205. He cites a number of theories from various art scholars regarding the rider's identity: one thought he was Jonasz Szlichtyng, a Polish freedom fighter who was in Amsterdam in the 1650s. Another believed he was Szymon Karol Ogiński, who married a Dutch woman. Yet another, Juliusz Chrościcki, perceived the sitter to be Marcjan, a corporal in the Lithuanian army when Ferdinand Bol painted him in the 1650s. It does not seem that any of these conclusions are yet accepted as definitive. The Frick [11] considers the research inconclusive, as do, I suspect, most scholars--it does not fit easily within the iconography of equestrian portraiture. Some scholars can't even agree for certain that it's a Rembrandt (I am not an expert on the matter, but I think it's too good not to be). I wanted to explain all this before I do any reverting, because you seem to be an extremely knowledgeable contributor on Lithuanian history. Best regards, JNW 00:58, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

thanks for your efforts.Iulius 03:57, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
I give you this barnstar for beautiful photos of Lithuania:) Hugo.arg 15:45, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

thanx, I appreciate that Iulius 18:31, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


just want to thank you on your work to the Picollus article, glad someone else concerns themselves with these lesser deities... thanx again

Translation request[edit]

Could you translate the lt:Kauno gubernija into its English version? Thanks, -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  16:58, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Re:Grammar issues[edit]

Hey, Iulius late article writing time is not healthy as we see. In other hand my English grammar was not the strongest side. But don't worry, after article was placed in the main space, professional copy editor was informed to lend a hand with grammar. I hope soon article will be transformed into flawless English. P.P. I am not sure that removing Ensemble was a good idea. M.K. 09:50, 21 September 2007 (UTC)P.S. more photos of palace are always welcome! M.K. 09:50, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

In the opposite, I think that the wikilinking is much simpler if there is only palace, i addition a majority palaces and manors ar in fact ensembles, so would it mane sense to Tuskulėnai Manor Ensemble or Verkiai Palace Ensemble? I think not Iulius 09:56, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
What about photos?!!! We need more. Desperately. M.K. 10:07, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Re:Loire Valley[edit]

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Have you considered enabling your email? In any case, you strike me as a reasonable editor; could I ask you for help and some mediation between me and User:M.K? -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 00:00, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

I do what seems right to me. And I certainly will. I just tried to enable e-mail, yet with no avail.Iulius (talk) 07:13, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
WP:EMAIL may help.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 17:36, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Done.Iulius (talk) 20:21, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Józef Piłsudski[edit]

I would very much appreciate your opinion, from Lithuanian perspective, on whether this article is neutral. This question has been raised at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Józef Piłsudski. -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 22:44, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Simonas Daukantas[edit]

Hi, Julius. I was very surprised to see your edit there. I actually did not understand the allusion either, until I read the entire paragraph, and concluded that this was probably addressed to User:Halibutt. Please if you have some time, put int in the right place. Why I do not do that myself, since I am 99% sure you did not address me and incidentally, I support what you say about that lady: you may also try to change the last sentence: if we are talking about logical argumentation, a practice cannot possibly be "false". You never know, someone may consider the word "false" bordering on a personal attack. After User:Halibutt was put on the infamous EE list ([12]) User:Lokyz got added there as well. There is no need for more collateral damage. All the best.--Paul Pieniezny (talk) 21:00, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

sorry for the misplacement, you are right. I am fed up with these silly wars and hostilities.Iulius (talk) 22:29, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Great Synagogue of Vilna - not![edit]

Iulius, I greatly appreciate your quick and informative response that clarified the post-WWII identity of the two Vilna synagogues. The GFH Photo Archive director accepts this correction with thanks, and I'll add mine for your contribution to making our material accurate and reliable. I'll look forward to consulting you in the future on matters of 20th C.Lithuanian history, and also on adding photo images (something I've yet to do) to WP pages I edit. -- Thanks again, Deborahjay (talk) 07:42, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Brick Gothic[edit]

Hi. Just to thank you for your additions to the List of important Brick Gothic buildings. I am very pleased to see someone adding and improving images virtually immediately after the article goes online. athinaios (talk) 18:39, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

WP:NOR and WP:SYNTH[edit]

Before inserting unsupported claims to article please read WP:NOR and WP:SYNTH. Cheers, M.K. (talk) 12:25, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

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Vilnius geography, 1920s-30s[edit]

Hello again, Iulius! I'm hoping you can advise me: I'm attempting to identify a town (or neighborhood, suburb, or ??) referred to as "Pospiskis, near Vilna." In a series of photographs of a TOZ Union facility there the early 1930s, the area appears to have been semi-rural or rural at that time. My initial look at Vilnius-related pages in the Lithuanian Wikipedia was fruitless. Perhaps the name has undergone a change? Any assistance appreciated by Deborahjay (talk) 08:24, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

there is no such place at all in Lithuania. Must be some nonsense.Iulius (talk) 09:49, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your quick response — allow me to clarify, though, that the source text is in Yiddish (note "Vilna" rather than "Wilno" or "Vilnius"), and refers to a locale either on the outskirts of the city proper, or adjacent to the city limits. Is there a likely candidate among the Lithuanian place names, do you suppose? My objective is to connect this unfamiliar name to one by which that place was/is known in the previous or present century. (Another possibility is that this was simply the name of the TOZ Union facility near the city; I'm seeking and checking firsthand documentary sources to evaluate this). Thanks again -- Deborahjay (talk) 11:13, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

The ending is reminescent of Lithuanian, but there is nothing even similar to the beginning of the toponym..Iulius (talk) 15:07, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for confirming! Yes, the lack of similarity to existing place names was my impression as well; I'll redouble my efforts with the archival and library materials. -- Deborahjay (talk) 15:47, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

B'Avarija album "Spalvotas"[edit]


Are you a Lithuanian speaker? If so, could you possibly add a translation of the tracklisting on the B'Avarija album "Spalvotas" please? I made the page myself from what I knew about the album and the band, but as I can't speak Lithuanian, I can't do any more.

Thanks for your help and your time,

--Cexycy (talk) 14:29, 24 February 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to ask again that you make a photo of Prezidentūra, because currently available images are not satisfaction! M.K. (talk) 12:16, 30 March 2008 (UTC)P.s. I think you should to archive your talk page a bit - it is way too big!

Isaac b. Abraham of Troki[edit]

I can see that you are obviously Lithuanian. However, in Jewish History the person is known as Isaac b. Abraham of Troki, as you can see from the title of the entry. That is because Jewish History was advanced in the 19th century by Polish Jewish historians. Since his name in Jewish History is after Troki, it is a little weird that the link only points to Trakai. I don't see any problem with the note explaining that Trakay is referred to in Polish as Troki, which is taken directly from the Trakai/Troki entry itself. This looks to me like a kind of nationalistic Lithuanian editing, that detracts from the goal of Wikipedia, which is to clarify matters. This is a note that clarifies the connection between the name of the person and the place, that is all. Thank you. warshytalk 13:38, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

You see, Troki is not only polish, but also Russian, Belarusia, Ruthenian and perhaps even Karaim version of the town's name. Why Polish language should be preferred that there were almost no Polish people in his times in Trakai and nor Polish was used in Grand Duchy of Lithuania back then Iulius (talk) 21:22, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes. But still, you see, the person is known in Jewish History, as Isaac ben Abraham OF TROKI, as you can see from the entry's title itself. What is the problem with a note that explains that is name is Isaac ben Abraham OF TROKI, because in Polish Trakai is referred to as TROKI? What is wrong with a little parenthesis note explaining this? It seems to me that nationalistic prejudice against Poles may be obstructing your vision a little bit? Thank you.
warshytalk 13:26, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
I do not agree. Although he is indeed known in Polish and other language as "of Troki" - so be it. But the Polish language has nothing to do with Karaim people in the 15th century Lithuania.Iulius (talk) 13:28, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Well, then I don't care if you agree or not. The fact is the person, for whatever reason, is known in Jewish History books in the English language as Isaac ben Abraham of Troki. I created the entry in Wikipedia for him, and I will put the parenthesis note that clarifies the confusion back in the page. If you delete it again I will go to Wikipedia arbitration. Be advised. I don't recommend that you get in an unnecessary editing war over a minor parenthesis clarification note that explains a discrepancy to Jewish and Karaite history readers. Thank you.warshytalk 16:17, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Livonia in 1573[edit]

Hi Julius, I noticed you did some work with the map of "Livonia in 1573". Just wanted to let you know that this map is only published in 1573 and shows Livonian Confederation that was long gone in 1573 since the northen part ha became part of Sweden in 1561 as Duchy of Estonia (1561–1721) and the southern areas part of Lithuania, later Lithuania-Poland as Duchy of Livonia (1561–1621). In that sense the map is not "Livonia in 1573", it's just a publishing date showing that the cartograph couldn't keep up with the territorial changes that occurred during the period. Just wanted to let you know in case you run into this map again.--Termer (talk) 03:55, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

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Re: personal question[edit]

Hello. Kalwejt is not my surname, but my great-grandmother maiden name. She was from (polinized) Lithuanian family indeed, so my ancestry is partially Lithuanian as well. As far I know surname was also polinized from "kalwajtis" (I don't know it is a correct form, but that's what I've heard). Darth Kalwejt (talk) 17:47, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

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Hi. I reverted your edits to Jascha Heifetz. The links for gut and, especially, g-string, were not violin or Heifetz related.THD3 (talk) 18:43, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

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Žydrūnas Ilgauskas[edit]

You moved the stress on his first name—doesn't this also affect the placement of the pitch accent? I cobbled that IPA transcription together from the attached sound file, which is (I believe) over-enunciated, and I have no knowledge of Lithuanian at all. I see that you are a native speaker: do you feel confident enough with IPA to check that the rest is correct?

Sometime, when I have the free time, I intend to put together a WP:IPA for Lithuanian page like many other languages have. When the time comes, I'd appreciate any input you could give. Cheers! — ˈzɪzɨvə (talk) 18:03, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

no, pitch accent is fixed in the Lithuanian language, despite the position of the stressed syllabe Iulius (talk) 20:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

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Please see here [13]. Belarusian nationalists have inserted the map in which Vilnius (“Вiльня”) is “ethnic territory of Belarusians”. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:21, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Help with translation?[edit]

Hey, my name is PerV from da:wiki. As a participant on da:Wikipedia:WikiProjekt Litauen I am trying to write about Hales turgus, Kalvarijų turgus and Gariūnai turgus, but I have been unable to find any usefull informations in English or German. However I have found two artickles on internet on Hales turgus in lithuanian, but google translate is just impossible to use in this matter, so I hope you will be able to help me with translation to English?

In my user site I have displayed the translation from google translate, with links to the original artickles in lithuanian: Hales turgus.

At the same time I would like you to help me with historical informations on both Kalvarijų turgus and Gariūnai turgus. I haven't started on the artickle on Gariūnai turgus, but to the artickle on Kalvarijų turgus (the danish artickle) I have found some usefull informations and has started it, but I still need some information about both markets history.

Best regards PerV (talk) 00:03, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

You must be really insane to compile articles about such non-notable objects of which there are no information in Lithuanian neither. But I sincerely admire that! I will help if i have time. Iulius (talk) 06:19, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Maybe you considder me as insane, but I have to say, I am sure, what is notable/non-notable depends on which country you write to, for us in Denmark it IS notable that a lot of the daily nees in Lituania are met by the turgus.
In Denmark people are not used to markets, the markets here is like a curiosum, and that markets have such an important place in the economy in Lithuania IS notabel to Danish people! It tells about the non-officiel economy, which I gues is MUCH bigger than we are used to in Denmark, maybe you call it non-notable but in my eyes it is remarkable that nearly everyone get half of their wages in "black" money in Lithuania (I know this for sure as my wife were bookkeeper during more than 10 years in Lithuania), and the markets are only a sign of this "non-officiel economy".
If we look at the curerent economical crises, the unoffiel economy of both Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, has been and are playing a significant role in these countries current problems. If you make a Google-search on Kalvarijų turgus you will find that the Lithuania newspapers have had several artickles about tax problems, and even abbout traders who avoid to pay for houserent and electricity on the market. This plays a significant role in Lithuanias economy.
In an overall view of the Lithuanian society this IS serious matters.
At the same time, the markets are of serious interest for danish people who visit Lithuania, on the level with Vilnius Cathedral and Pilies gatve.
So maybe you find it non-notable, I alow my self to have an other oppinion, but if you find that you have too little time to help with the translation, you just give me a note, then I will find another solution!
Best regards PerV (talk) 12:23, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

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