The Economist is wrong, once again…(updated 05-10-07)
There is an article on the Economist Cities Guide on Vilnius called ‘Letter from Vilnius’. Nice beginning with ‘Vilnius is the place to see three lost civilisations, the ruins of one collapsed empire and an old country newly reborn however I would not agree with all of it.’ However, once again the Economist published a misleading information about Lithuania. The author states that Napoleon called Vilnius as ‘Jerusalem of the EAST’.I have never hear of such a fares describing Vilnius before. What I heard is the ‘Jerusalem of the NORTH’. I cannot deny if the phrase was coined by the great man himself, but I would doubt if those who heard it would have dared to distorted. Maybe the Economist knows more about it.