1. All Lithuanians speak Russian
I believe that you, readers, are educated and well-travelled enough to have learned the part of history where the Soviet Union collapses, and Lithuania goes its separate way — We were the first one to do so, by the way. I get that it can be tricky to follow what’s new in these small Eastern European countries that were once a part of the USSR when you have to deal with Trump, Brexit, and ISIS, but just a little effort won’t hurt.
Russian is indeed spoken quite a lot here, and the demand for it among employers has recently grown, but Lithuanians are proud of their own unique Lithuanian language, one of the oldest languages in the world. The only Russian that every single Lithuanian speaks fluently is swearing.
Also, you won’t catch us off balance if you start speaking English. In fact, I’ve come across a few homeless men in Vilnius who spoke way better English than young hipsters in some very much self-proclaimed cool European countries.