Newcomer Russian-speakers are more eager to learn Lithuanian than locals

“Vilnius-based photographer and online activist Sergei Mavrin came to Lithuania from Belarus five years ago and now leads an online community of newcomer Russian-speakers, helping them get by in the new setting.


Currently, Russian-speaking Vilnius has some 32,000 members. Around 90 percent of them are residents of Lithuania, while the rest live in other countries, but were born here. A third of the local members are people who have come to Lithuania in recent years from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.”

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Source: English