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News Latvia » History: New Latvia stamps integrate both flag and map into design

News channel or source: https://www.linns.com/news/world-stamps-postal-history/2018/april/latvia-stamps-flag-map-design.html
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

The flag also is featured on the first-day cover from Latvijas Pasts. The 50¢ stamp was issued March 9 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Latvian state. The history section of the Latvian Institute’s website said: “The 20th century threw Latvia into ...

News Latvia » History: Quarter century for AmCham Latvia

News channel or source: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/analytics/?doc=139522
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

To commemorate the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (AmCham), a special black tie ... brings to members and partners”; Presentation of the history of AmCham Awarding certificates of appreciation to the ...

News Latvia » History: Latvian Cold War Museum Closing

News channel or source: https://townhall.com/columnists/larryprovost/2018/04/16/latvian-cold-war-museum-closing-n2471199
Publication date: Sunday 15 April 2018

In Riga, the Museum of the Occupation has a very good main museum, which chronicles the occupation of Latvia from 1940-1941 by the Soviet Union, 1941-1944 by Nazi Germany and from 1944-1991 by the Soviet Union. Artifacts of these eras bring history alive ...

News Latvia » History: Snapshot: Riga survives 2 world wars to become world heritage site

News channel or source: http://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/snapshot-riga-survives-2-world-wars-to-become-world-heritage-site
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

While affording visitors the panoramic view, the tallest church in the city stands after hundreds of years of history, tragedy and triumph ... and today its bells ring every hour and its chimes play the Latvian folk melody "Riga dimd" five times a day.

News Latvia » History: Travels with Charlie: A first look at Latvian city proves to be very deceiving

News channel or source: http://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/travels-with-charlie-a-first-look-at-latvian-city-proves-to-be-very-deceiving
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

Ours could not. In retrospect, that shuttle ride gave us bonus glimpses of Riga's suburbs, surrounding countryside and history. Once in the heart of the Latvian capital, Riga more than lived up to its shore excursion hype, and my expectations. The streets ...

News Latvia » History: Freedom Month to be marked with different culture and sports events in Latvia

News channel or source: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/baltic_news/?doc=19322
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

... Street Story initiative will also be opened on that day with events dedicated to freedom in Latvia’s nine largest cities. The National History Museum of Latvia will open a joint exhibition of Latvian museums Latvia’s Century, Art Museum Riga ...

News Latvia » History: Amherst College history program highlights refugee crisis

News channel or source: https://dailycollegian.com/2018/04/amherst-college-history-program-highlights-refugee-crisis/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

“That history is dramatically incomplete and I think even skewed ... Porter then gave examples of people who were affected: James Becker and families seeking refuge from Latvia. Becker, a draftee unwillingly held back and stationed in Washington, D.C ...

News Latvia » History: The Book of Riga: contemporary Latvian writing at its best

News channel or source: http://baltic-review.com/the-book-of-riga/
Publication date: Sunday 15 April 2018

The Book of Riga is the first English-language collection of short stories by contemporary Latvian authors to showcase the city’s rich history, its residents’ dark humour and their love of the mythical. The unique book brings together a range of tales ...

News Latvia » History: 5 of the Most Terrifying Spy Plane Missions in U.S. Military History

News channel or source: http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/5-the-most-terrifying-spy-plane-missions-us-military-history-25347
Publication date: Saturday 14 April 2018

The aircraft was intercepted by four Soviet La-11 “Fang” fighters over the Baltic Sea off of the coast of Latvia. According to documentary filmmaker Dirk Pohlmann, the entire sequence of events was pre-planned by the Soviets to attempt to capture the ...

News Latvia » History: Norwegian Crown Prince Couple visits Latvia

News channel or source: http://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/norway/norwegian-crown-prince-couples-visit-to-latvia-101056
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

During the lunch, His Royal Highness said: “The Crown Princess and I have been very much looking forward to our first official visit to Latvia. Our countries share a long history of strong bilateral relations and the cooperation today is as extensive and ...