The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(Wave), a workers’ Social Democratic newspaper. It appeared in Riga from Nov. 9 (22), 1913, through July 1914 as the legal organ of the Lithuanian Cultural Center, which existed under the auspices of the Riga Social Democratic Committee of the Latvian Krai; it was published jointly with representatives of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania. Circulation was about 3,000.

Vilnis was published weekly beginning Feb. 1 (14), 1914. Its director was V. S. Mickevicius-Kapsukas; active contributors included V. Rekasius and J. Janonis. V. I. Lenin called Vilnis a Pra vda -oriented newspaper (see Poln. sobr. soch., 5th ed., vol. 25, p. 248). The tenth issue of Vilnis, published Apr. 12 (25), 1914, printed Lenin’s work The National Equality Bill. The newspaper was subjected to continual repression and was shut down by the authorities after the 23rd issue. From June 19 (July 2) through July 9 (22), 1917, Vilnis was published under the editorship of K. Rimŝa as the Bolshevik organ of the Lithuanian Region (section) of the Riga Social Democratic Committee of Latvia. (Four is-sues were published in 1917; circulation was 3,000.)


Maliukevičius, R. Lietaviy darbininkif, laikrastis “Vilnis.” Vilnius, 1959.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The party members will be addressed by Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, ministers Edgars Rinkevics and Janis Reirs, European Commission's vice president Valdis Dombrovskis, Unity's board chairman Arvils Aseradens, Saeima deputy speaker Inese Libina-Egnere and the party's faction head at the Riga City Council, Vilnis Kirsis.
Ten of Latvia's renowned composers, Lolita Ritmanis, Eriks Esenvalds, Arturs Maskats, Rihards Dubra, Peteris Vasks, Jekabs Jancevskis, Vilnis Smidbergs, Jekabs Nimanis, Georgs Pelecis, and Raimonds Pauls, created music that served to accompany 10 iconic Rothko works.
Risto Ilves (a), Arne Kuut (a), Gints Birzietis (b), Vilnis Pirs (b), Andrey Vlasov (a), Juri Olt (a)
Co-producers, Galina Sementseva, Valentina Mikhaleva, Vilnis Kainaellis, Leontine Petit, Joost De Vries, Oleg Silvanovich.
The airline also said that it plans to launch operations form new bases in Belgrade, Serbia and Vilnis in April this year.
Vilnis and Joan Argalis, of Barston Close, Longford, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Thursday, after many happy years dancing together.

Full browser ?