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“Dad, You Have to Come—Or We Will Be Adopted!”: One Ukrainian Family’s Harrowing Wartime Saga

Vanity Fair 06 Oct 2022
Today, that medal hangs in one of the rooms of a small, rented apartment in Riga, Latvia, where the family has been living since the end of June ... Road to Latvia ... So they made plans to seek refuge for the foreseeable future in Latvia, which was taking in families displaced by the invasion.

NATO to test ‘psychological resilience’ of EU capital’s residents

Russia Today 04 Oct 2022
Urban combat training exercises are set to take place across Riga in Latvia for sake of “realistic conditions”. Latvia’s capital Riga is set to turn into a mock battlefield for NATO troops over the next few days, the country’s military has warned.

Chief Putin Critic Clinches Key Election Victory in Latvia

Yahoo Daily News 03 Oct 2022
“New Unity’s support is really connected with the war in Ukraine,” Juris Rozenvalds, a professor at the University of Latvia, said by phone ... Under his administration, Latvia also toppled the 80-meter (262 foot) Soviet monument in the capital, angering Moscow, and vowed to remove others.

Putin’s Ukraine war is an issue for Latvian voters

Business Day 03 Oct 2022
In Latvia and other countries that broke from Moscow’s totalitarian embrace when communism fell last century, anger over the invasion of Ukraine is further bolstering support for Euro-Atlantic solidarity.  ... Under his administration, Latvia also toppled the 80-meter Soviet monument in the capital, angering Moscow, and vowed to remove others.

Chief Putin critic wins elections in Latvia, exit poll shows

Finger Lakes Times 02 Oct 2022
Harmony, a group that won the last three elections with support of many Russians who make up about a quarter of Latvia’s 1.9 million population, had 4.1% ... Under his administration, Latvia also toppled the 80-meter (262 foot) Soviet monument in the capital, angering Moscow, and vowed to remove others.

Germany, Kazakhstan and Norway bid for 2027 IIHF World Championship

Inside The Games 24 Sep 2022
... in 2017 in Cologne, alongside the French capital Paris ... Its capital Oslo had previously staged the tournament in 1958 ... Tampere is due to co-host next year's World Championship with Latvia's capital Riga, followed by the 2024 edition in the Czech cities of Prague and Ostrava.

U-Ming Bulker Caught in Latvia for Six Months due to Russian Sanctions

The Maritime Executive 13 Sep 2022
Latvia believes the cargo is owned by a Mauritius-based company, United Fertilizers Company Limited, which in turn is controlled by Mazepin ... Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Environment Service, Finance and Capital Market Commission, VDD, and Freeport of Riga authority are all cooperating trying to assist the ship.

An honest man’s world is turned upside-down with an international tell-all in this enticing suspense thriller

Finger Lakes Times 13 Sep 2022
The position is with Turaida, Latvia’s biggest bank and a significant player in the Baltic region, awarding billions in loans to businesses throughout Latvia, Estonia, Belarus and Ukraine ... Looking to reset his life while also exploring his roots, Vanags and his son, David, move to Riga, Latvia’s capital.

Russian speakers protest ‘language genocide’ in Latvia

Russia Today 08 Sep 2022
Members of Latvia’s Russian-speaking community staged a peaceful protest in the country’s capital of Riga on Wednesday evening against a looming ban on teaching in Russian in educational institutions ... Russian is officially considered a foreign language in Latvia ...

How to spend a weekend in Riga

The Spectator 07 Sep 2022
In Ratslaukums, Riga’s central square, there is an ugly brutalist building which encapsulates the contested history of Latvia’s beautiful, battered capital. This modernist eyesore was erected in 1970, when Latvia was part of the Soviet Union ... the USSR collapsed, and Latvia regained her independence.

Soviet monuments are being toppled – this gives the spaces they occupied a new meaning

The Conversation 05 Sep 2022
The Obelisk, adorned with communist star, was torn down in Riga, Latvia ... In Latvia’s capital, Riga, as the Soviet war memorial was demolished, The city’s mayor, Mārtiņš Staķis, argued that the monument had glorified Russian war crimes, and should be demolished physically and “in the hearts as well”.

MicroStrategy Creating Enterprise Bitcoin Lightning Payment Solutions, Says Michael Saylor

Coinspeaker 05 Sep 2022
Saylor says that the plan is for MicroStrategy to help companies onboard thousands of customers and employees to the Lightning Network. Former MicroStrategy (NASDAQ ... Saylor revealed the company’s plans at the Baltic Honeybadger conference held in Latvia’s capital of Riga ... Doing this successfully would make Bitcoin payments and usage a lot easier.

The British could teach Russia about the decline of empires

Taipei Times 05 Sep 2022
By Martin Ivens / Bloomberg Opinion ... My destination ... Twenty-one protesters died in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi alone, and dozens more were killed in Riga and Vilnius, the capitals of Latvia and Lithuania after the people of the Baltics and Caucasus on the Soviet periphery declared independence ... Britain ... .

Latvia's Olympic champions set to represent Riga on FIBA 3x3 World Tour in Montreal

Inside The Games 02 Sep 2022
The team from Latvia's capital placed seventh and fifth at their two events on the World Tour this season, but enter the tournament at the Place des Festivals in the Canadian city as the top seeds ... Pool C includes two American teams in Princeton and Chicago alongside Beijing from China's capital.

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