Yes - the late surge for the Lithuanians gave them a boost at the end of the final year based on territory held. The additional territory held by a vassal was what put Novgorod over the line, they otherwise received the same points for everything as Sweden but 4 extra points because Lithuania (their vassal) held 4 cities was just enough.
Sweden spent the whole session chasing the easy gains by besieging places like Krakow.
Because it has my troops all over it. THAT makes it MINE!!!!