Posts tagged as Lithuanian citizenship

NBA player moves closer to acquiring Lithuanian citizenship

Monday, November 30, 2020

A Lithuanian-born NBA basketball player, Ignas Brazdeikis, has submitted documents to the presidential office, moving a step closer to acquiring the country’s citizenship. Brazdeikis now plays for the New York Knicks at the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is considered a talented player, who would make a strong addition to the Lithuanian men’s national basketball team. “A decision on his citizenship is likely to be made as early as this…

Paris-based Litvak artist reclaims Lithuanian citizenship

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The internationally renowned Paris-based contemporary artist Esther Shalev-Gerz has been presented with the Lithuanian citizenship in acknowledgement of her Litvak roots. During a short ceremony at the Embassy of Lithuania in Paris on Tuesday, Shalev-Gerz received a Lithuanian passport from Ambassador Nerijus Aleksiejūnas. Born Gilinsky in Vilnius in 1948, she and her family moved to Israel in 1957. After graduating from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Shalev-Gerz moved…