Medininkai (Polish: Miedniki Królewskie; Belarusian: Меднікі) is a village in Lithuania, located 26 km (16 mi) from Vilnius and 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Lithuanian–Belarusian border. According to the 2001 census, the village had 508 residents. Medininkai is the administrative center of an eldership. According to a 2010 eldership report, it had 1374 residents, of whom 92,3% were Polish, 3.2% Lithuanian, and 2.9% Russian. The village is situated on the Medininkai Highland, near the highest points of Lithuania – the Juozapinė Hill and Aukštojas Hill. The village is famous for the ruins of the Medininkai Castle. On July 31 1991 a still illegal Lithuanian border post was, attacked by the Soviet OMON forces. Seven Lithuanian volunteer officers were shot, while Tomas Šernas barely survived. The village was briefly featured in the 2007 movie, Hannibal Rising (film).