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Dr. Halina KOBECKAITE

Dr. Halina KOBECKAITE, Director General of the Department of Nationalities of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. translation award, Uzbekian Writers union, 1986. Head, Association, of the Culture of Lithuanian Karaims; member, Lithuanian Journalists Union; member, Lithuanian Writers Union.

Background

  • KOBECKAITE, Dr. Halina was born on December 20, 1939 in Trakai, Lithuania. Parents: Simonas Kobeckas and Eugenija Kobeckiene (née Dubinska).

  • Education

    • Vilnius University, journalism, 1962. Tashkent University, Uzbek filology, 1963. Aesthetic Institute, Moscow University, Doctor of Philosophy, 1971.

      Spoken languages: Karaim. Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, English, Uzbek.

    Career

    • Member, Sajudis Movement, since 1988. Director-General, Department of Nationalities, since 1989. Lecturer, Kaunas Medicine Academy, 1964-1967.

      Lecturer, Vilnius Technical University, 1971-1989.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Sajudis Movement

    Religion

    Karaizm.

    Membership

    Head, Association, of the Culture of Lithuanian Karaims. Member, Lithuanian Journalists Union. Member, Lithuanian Writers Union.

    Personality

    Interests

    Translation; ethnopolicy, ethnicity, national minorities.

    Connections

    • Spouse Mykolas Firkovicius, 1969. Children: Karina.
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    Born December 20, 1939
    Nationality

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