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A meeting between the Federal President Yaroslav Mar and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Užupis Thomas Chepaitis took place on March 12 and 13 at Pokrovskie Vorota (Russian: Intercession Gates) Cultural Centre and the Embassy of Užupis in Moscow. As scheduled, the Treaty of Mutual Recognition and Establishment of Bilateral Diplomatic Relations between the Federal Republic of Lostisland and the Republic of Užupis was signed. The two leaders exchanged views on the current political situation in the world, in particular about Ukraine, agreeing to stay in further contact and to work on strengthening cultural contacts between the two countries.
The meeting between the President of Lostisland and the Foreign Minister of Užupis is thought to be the first case in Russia when leaders of two new nation projects (micronations) met each other in real life; the Treaty of Mutual Recognition is the first in the history of both Lostisland and Užupis signed physically and in real time (not through postal exchange).
An enclave within Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, the Republic of Užupis declared independence on April 1 1997 along with its own flag, currency, president, cabinet of ministers, a constitution written by Romas Lileikis and Thomas Chepaitis, an anthem, and an army (numbering approximately 11 men). Artistic endeavours are the main preoccupation of the Republic; the current President of the Republic of Užupis, Romas Lileikis, is himself a poet, musician, and film director.