Translation from Lithuanian
ALBA Translation Agency does translation from Lithuanian into Russian and from Russian into Lithuanian of texts on different themes. After Lithuania had declared its independence from the USSR, the demand for translations from Lithuanian rose sharply. The most popular is translation from Lithuanian into Russian of private papers with notarisation, including translation of a birth/marriage/divorce certificate), work record book and passport. Translation from Russian into Lithuanian, as well as Lithuanian interpreting, are less popular, but we are also ready to render you this service.
Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania and has been recognised as one of the languages of the European Union. There are about 2.96 million people in Lithuania who speak Lithuanian and about 170,000 native Lithuanian speakers in other countries. Lithuanian is a language of the Baltic language group and has much in common with Latvian. The writing system of Lithuanian is based on the Latin alphabet, which has been adapted.
Lithuanian has retained many features of the ancient Indo-European language and is believed to be the most conservative living Indo-European language. According to some sources, the split of the Proto-Indo-European language into and Baltic languages and Slavic languages took place at the beginning of the first millennium before Christ and the differentiation between Lithuanian and Latvian started after AD 800s.The earliest surviving written Lithuanian text is a hand-written translation of a prayer into Lithuanian dating from 1503–1525. In 1864, Mikhail Muravyov, the Russian Governor General of Lithuania, banned Lithuanian and barred use of the Latin alphabet. Lithuanian has been the official language of Lithuania since 1918.
Interesting facts about Lithuanian and Lithuania
• While its population is 3.6 million people, the area of Lithuania is 65,300 sq. km, which is less than in the Nizhny Novgorod Region with its area of 80,500 sq. km and population of 3.3 million people.
• The currency of Lithuania is called “litas” and the exchange rate of the Lithuanian litas against the Russian rouble is 12–13 roubles for one litas.
• Lithuania became the last European country to adopt Christianity only in the 15th century. The Lithuanian pagan religion is called Romuva.
• The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius, the 294 m high Mount Juozapine is the highest point above the sea level and the 973 km long Neman is the longest river in Lithuania.
• The only King of Lithuania over its history was Mindaugas, officially crowned by the Catholic Church in the middle of the 13th century. Modern Lithuanian ideology has given him the status of the founder of the state and a national hero of Lithuania.
• Lithuania was the first Soviet Republic to declare independence from the USSR. On 17 September 1991, Lithuania joined the United Nations and on 1 May 2004, it joined the European Union.
• The small territory of Lithuania is divided into 10 counties and 60 municipalities.