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Dr. Halina KOBECKAITE

director general

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.

Religion

Karaizm.

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Translation; ethnopolicy, ethnicity, national minorities.

Connections

Spouse Mykolas Firkovicius, 1969. Children: Karina.