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Vilnius. Presentation made by Maksim Prusakov, Laura Gornatkeviciute, Ieva Zickute and Ed Anufrienka.

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According to a legend,. A nou t.'isocct' tG.éus 144.

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Vilnius was established by Duke Gediminas. Gediminas - Wikipedia.

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In the early 14th Century.

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After his dream of an Iron Wolf howling.

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On top of a hill.. L. Litvinavičius. Nemylime mes nieko |

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Whether the legend is true or not,.

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The city actually appeared in writing in 1323.

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And later, in the same century, b ecame an important city.

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Europe's largest country.. Tallinn / Reval Livonia Riga Velikiy Nov Lands of Velikiy Novgorod Moscow Grand Duchy of O Siauliai Konigsberg Ka rakai Teutonic q!der Lida racow Kingdom of Hungary Vilnius Moldavia Kiev Kyiv ratslav Black Sea Moscow 0 in the 13-1 Sth.

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It was a very tolerant city.

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Where Muslim Tartars,.

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Lutheran German Merchants,. Vom estlichen Kriegsschauplatz — Wilna. Die Deutsche Strcs•e. —7m X•ntergrund Xcttprinenkirche.

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Jewish Craftsmen,.

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The Catholic Lithuanian and Polish elite,.

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And Pagan Lithuanian Commoners.

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Lived side-by-side peacefully..

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As the richness of the city grew,. Vilnius - 16th century #vilnius #lithuania | Vilnius, Lithuania, Antique maps.

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More and more palaces,.

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Churches and monasteries.

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Its Crown Jewel, Vilnius University.

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Was established in 1579.

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It was the first university in the Baltic States.

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And became a primary center of Science and Education in Eastern Europe..

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But then, the Russian Empire captured Vilnius i n 1795..

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Throughout the next 120 years of Russian rule,.

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Vilnius was made a backwater of the Russian Empire.

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With a population of as few as 50,000 people at times..

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The city kept being occupied by different armies,.

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Napoleon's France,.

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Pilsutski's Poland,.

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Nazi Germany,.

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And eventually, fell to the hands of the Soviet Union..

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The city center of Vilnius consists of 5 major areas.

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The Old Town. ( Senamiestis ).

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It's one of the largest surviving Medieval Old Towns in Europe.

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That's developed over the course of many Centuries..

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It is a place where some of Europe's. Lithuania - Chemistry Conference 2019.

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It's situated behind a tiny river.

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Restaurants and even Art Galleries,.

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That are all so cosy , you'll never want to leave..

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But then, it got redeveloped to our Main Business District.

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That is home to many banks and internet startups..

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Speaking of startups,.

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The Financial Times has recently named Vilnius. .snnnuruiiill.

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As the Number 1 city IN THE WORLD!.

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For attracting tech startups!.

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This district is known to be the greenest area of central Vilnius.

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As it used to be a large forest where the noblemen hunted..