About Lazdijai

Lazdijai is a city in Lithuania located about 7 km (4.3 mi) east of the border with Poland. In 1990 Lithuania declared independence from the Soviet Union, and new check points between the borders Poland and Lithuania were established and Lazdijai became the center that oversees and continues to regulate these operations. It is the birthplace of Lithuanian politician and producer Ar┼źnas Valinskas and of Russian-American composer and violinist Joseph Achron