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Arkadijus Vinokuras,

Arkadijus Vinokuras, born 1952 in Lithuania.

A Swedish citizen sins 1980

Lithuanian – sins 2002


2002 Honored with the Lithuanian citizenship  for the promotion of Lithuania’s cause in the West (cultural and political activities) by the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus

2003 Awarded with the Sign of honor for the promotion of Lithuania’s membership in NATO by the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus

2006 Sugihara Foundation “Diplomats for Life ":  Candidate for “Tolerance Man of the year" award 

2009 Awarded with medal for the achievements in journalism by the Lithuanian journalist association

2009 – 2011 Public adviser to the Prime Minister of Lithuania Mr. A. Kubilius – Responsible for the compensation and restitution of Jewish religious property

2015 A member of Ethic and procedure commission - Lithuanian social democratic party



  • Actor, mime, circus artist.
  • Teacher: theatre and movement.
  • Lecturer: nonverbal communication. 
  • Writer.  
  • Foreign correspondent:
  • freelance for the Swedish liberal daily “Expressen”, and 
  • Journalist and publicist, columnist


Theatre Studies

1969-72 Mime high school at Modris Tennyson Mime Academy, Lithuania. A mime actor, actor, teacher

1972-1973 Moscow experimental mime school

1974  Juozas Gruodis music conservatory

1976-1979 University of Stockholm (Swedish language)


Creative and pedagogical activities in theatre

Teaching at:

1979 - 82   Stockholm Children Theatre, Sweden

1979 - 86 The art of Theatre and Mime at Stockholm University  

1982   Norway, the city of Bergen, Ballet school

1986 - 88 Denmark, Copenhagen Theatre School

1983   Australia, Melbourne. Victorian College of Arts

1995 Stockholm Theatre of Improvisation

1996 Stockholm theatre actors and singers. Mime and movement  

1995   By the request of the Stockholm city consul, director of the first Swedish children theatre summer camp.


Theatre director. Performances for adults, for children and with children 1976 - 2010

Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Per Gynt by Ibsen, Odysseus by Homeros, Midsummer night dream by William Shakespeare, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield by Dickens (choreography, the art of movement)

Shows and happenings created by myself for children and adults in theatres, streets, churches, conferences


Guest play 1978 – 2002

Sweden 20 seasons, Norway 8 seasons, Finland 1 season, Denmark 4 seasons, Russia 1 season, Lithuania 14 seasons, Estonia 1 season, Germany 2 seasons, Holland 2 seasons, France 6 seasons, Italy 2 seasons, Switzerland 1 season, Grease   2 seasons, Israel 1 season, Australia 1 season, Spain 3 seasons


Grants and diplomas

Sweden’s Culture grant

Stockholm city culture grant

Norway, Bergen city culture grant

Soviet circus Diploma of Honour (1989)

Dagens Nyheter (Newspaper) diploma


Appearances in the theatres of Sweden

1989 Swedish Royal Drama Theatre

Master and Margarita, directed by one of Russia’s most famous director Jury Lubimov, Taganka theatre

1986-88 Swedish Royal Opera

Magic flute, Julius Cesar, Rigoletto

1981-83 Stockholm City Theatre

1981-84 Amsterdam experimental theatre Milki Vej, modern dances in different modern dance groups


Appearances on Television 1986 - 2013

Swedish television,

Italian television (Canale 5)

Spanish television

Russian television

CNN advertising for NOKIA

BBC advertising for NOKIA

German television advertising for NESTLE

Lithuanian national television

Lithuanian TV 3 –Mr. Arcade show (2003/4).  One of the most popular TV children program - 110 TV shows

TV3 International situation show Thank God You’re Here! -  a critic

Lithuanian BTV

Lithuanian LNK

Lithuanian Chanel 5


Appearances in Lithuania

2002 – 2017 Lithuanian schools (920 schools throughout Lithuania with Arkadijus educational theatre: “Mr. Arcade show”, “Little Match girl”, “A shy Clown”,” Civil society according Mr. Arcade”)

2002-2017 All over Lithuania –Street shows, Shopping centers, City halls, libraries,  The Vilna Gaon Jewish state museum, Litvak music and dance company “Fajerlah”



2015            Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius

2014            Embassy of Austria in Vilnius

2013            England:  embassy of Lithuania

2013            Embassy of France in Vilnius

2010            Embassy of Denmark in Vilnius

2010           Embassy of USA in Vilnius

2009           Embassy of Denmark in Vilnius

2006           Embassy of Denmark in Vilnius

2005           Embassy of Germany in Vilnius 

2003           Embassy of France in Vilnius

2002           Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius


Circus/concert halls /amusement parks 1989 – 2004 

1989 Grand Circus of Moscow

1989-90 Grand Circus Scott, Sweden

1990   Circus Moira Orphey (Italy) 

1994 and 1998  Circus Skratt (Sweden)

1995   Circus Dannebrog (Denmark)

1997   Circus Arena (Denmark)

1999   Baltijos Cirkas, Lithuania

1998 – 2001 Concert halls in France: Nice, Clermont Ferrand, Lyon, Paris

1998 – 01,02,04 Parks: Norway: Kristiansandsdyrepark, Tusenfryd (Oslo)


Casino in Spain (Canary Islands Grand Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura 1995 – 2001)

Casino Palace Grand Canarias, Spain

Casino Torrequebrada, Torremolinos in Spain.

Casino de Lyon, France



Six bestselling books for children published in Lithuania 1999-2013
Refugees within the context of multiculturalism -2010
Adult bestselling novel: “Embraced by Eros” – 2008

“We did not Murder” - 2017

"Tikra pasaka" (The true fairy tail)


"Vienišas žibintas" (The lonely lamp)

"Raudona nosis" (The read nose). Represented at World book exhibition in Frankfurt 2002

"Tadas ir Misteris Arkadas" (Tadas and Mr. Arcade)

"Tadas ir Misteris Arkadas II: My Lithuania"

“We did not murder”


Political activities

1971 Arrested by the Soviet Lithuanian KGB for organizing underground Baltic anti- Soviet youth organization

1972 Kaunas city prison. The same year closer of the famous Modris Tennyson mime theatre

1973 Arrested, jailed at Military hospital

1974 Arrested for helping SA soldiers to desert the army        

1975    Deported to Austria.

1975    Israel.

1976    Sweden

1979 Representing Lithuanians of Sweden at Lithuanian world conference in Germany

1988    Vice chairmen of the Swedish Baltic Helsinki group

1991 Organizing Lithuanian Information Centre in Stockholm. Later the IC becomes the Embassy of Lithuania


Journalist: theatre, literature art critic, political observer, columnist 1976- 2002

1990 -2004:  Lithuanian National Radio and Television foreign correspondent.

Accreditation in Sweden

1976 –1986 articles in American Lithuanian press:

  • “Draugas”. Editor and a poet Kazys Bradūnas
  • “Ateitis”.  Editor  Kęstutis Trimakas.
  • "Pasaulio Lietuvis”


1986- 2008 articles about Lithuania in Sweden:

  • Svenska Dagbladet
  • Dagens Nyheter  
  • Expressen  
  • The Baltic Times (Sweden) 
  • The Civil defence 
  • The Swedish soldier 
  • Uppsala Nya Tidning


1990 – 2017 Articles in Lithuanian press

Lietuvos Rytas, Respublika,
Literatūra ir Menas, Moteris
Karys, Ieva,,,,, Atgimimas


News agencies:

1990 –93 Swedish News agencies TT. (Freelance) 


1986-2000 Radio

Radio Lithuania
Radio Sweden, editor for Lithuanian speaking foreign programmes
Radio Free Europe /cooperation
Radio Vatican /cooperation
German radio/cooperation
Norwegian radio/cooperation


Swedish Television 1990 - 2001

Political commentator on Baltic countries issues


International conferences

1991 Bush/Gorbatjov, Moscow. (Swedish radio)
1991 The Oslo Conference, Landsbergis, Havel, Eli Viesel (Soglasije) 
1991 A. Saudargas meeting with the King of Sweden  (LNRTV)
1991  V. Landsbergis meeting with B. Jeltsin Moscow, (LNRTV)
1992  Helsinki CESE, (LNRTV)
1992  Stockholm CESE, Stockholm, (LNRTV)
1993  The Baltic See Conference, (LNRTV)
1997  Helsinki Summit 97 Clinton (LNRTV)
1991-99 Journalist in Moscow, Oslo, Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Canary Islands for Lithuanian NRTV


1992 - 93 Documentaries (7) about Sweden’s social, cultural and economic life, European union  (LNRTV)
Financed by:  The Swedish Institute  European Union  Swedish companies:  ABB, Alfa Laval etc.

Military experiences

1978-79 Served in Israeli army    

1990 – 93 Special assistant of the minister of defense of Lithuania Audrius Butkevičius responsible for contacts with Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Great Britain      

1998 – 2002 Sweden’s Home Guard Officers Combat school and Lithuanian home guard school    

Honored with five Swedish and Lithuanian Army diplomas for assisting at batch., compch, pioneer and antitank courses.


Translator and interpreter (Lithuanian/Swedish) 1990 - 2002

Swedish and Lithuanian politicians
Swedish police, courts, costumes, army


Lectures on Non – verbal communication, body language, lecturing techniques,

the art of presentation 1986 – 2010 

Swedish ministry of defense (personal)
Denmark’s home guard officers 
SAS, Volvo
Swedish Television journalists
Teachers, psychologists, politicians, salesman 
Lectures at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University 
Lectures at law and information faculties, Vilnius University
ETK consulting company - Lithuania 
SEB bank, Lithuania
Omnitel, Bite, Teo – telephone companies in Lithuania



Lithuanian, Russian, German, English, Swedish

(understand Norwegian and Danish),

Spanish (studying), polish – simple, Hebrew - simple, Yiddish



Sweden’s theatre federation

International journalist association of Sweden

Lithuanian journalist union:  member of Council

Member of the board of the Lithuanian journalist union, Vilnius department


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