Ilmārs Znotiņš and The Latvian Centre of National Culture
This year, 32 years after Latvia’s independence, the festival boasted over 40,000 participants including almost 3,000 from Latvia’s diaspora.
More people moved into Scandinavia in Viking times than at any other time period analysed in the study.
DNA analysis reveals a large migration of people into Scandinavia during Viking times.
Soviet-era monument in Riga, Latvia, which was splashed with the colours of the Ukraine flag the day after Russia invaded in February 2022.
Kārlis Dambrāns/ Flickr.
In much of eastern Europe historical memory of communist rule has been brought into sharp focus by the war in Ukraine.
A digest of the week’s coverage of the war against Ukraine.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, with Vladimir Putin, accused the West of supporting Nazi ideas in May 2022.
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What do Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova and Kazakhstan have in common with Ukraine? Russian allegations that they are all overrun by Nazis.
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The Russian embassy in Vilnius now sits on Ukrainian Heroes’ Street (Ukrainos Didvyrių g.), a direct response to the war.
Even working women who have partners often have to do the most work at home.
Does having children make the goal of fairly dividing work at home more elusive?
People gather in the streets in Vilnius, Lithuania to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s statehood.
While many countries across Eastern Europe celebrate 100 years since they were born or restored as nation-states after the First World War, not everyone in these states are celebrating.
Look out for Russian influence.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. The US can learn from their experience.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
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The president, who called the European Union a ‘foe’ following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
Over a period of 30 years, millions of criminals and political prisoners were sent to Soviet labor camps.
The recently translated letters of Latvian poet and journalist Arsenii Formakov depict everyday life – and suffering – in the Gulag.
NATO Baltic air policing mission highlights rising tensions north of Ukraine.
Anxiety over the crisis in eastern Ukraine has ratcheted in recent days amid claims of an effective Russian invasion, and warnings of NATO making a 4000-troop reaction force available to the region. As…
European campaigning on the streets of Riga.
As other countries wind themselves up over Euroscepticism, austerity and ethnic strife, Latvia’s third European Parliament election campaign has been as sedate and consensus-driven as expected. Indeed…