Latvia

25 October 2016
Uphill Climb to Gift Highest Peak to Latvia Premium

Former Latvian refugee hopes to give country’s highest peak to the state for its 100th anniversary, but has met with legal roadblocks.

 
18 October 2016
Latvian School Fights for Right to Serve Vegetarian Lunches Premium

A school in Latvia is going to court over a prohibition against serving vegetarian- only meals to its students.

 
12 October 2016
Latvia Targets ‘Disloyal’ Teachers Premium

Amendments to the Education Act foresee dismissing teachers untrue to the Latvian state and Constitution, sparking fears of censorship.

 
11 July 2016
NATO Leaders Agree to Boost Presence in Poland, Baltics Premium

Thousands of troops to be deployed in Eastern Europe, in the most decisive move to counter Russia since the end of the Cold War.

 
7 June 2016
Swastika Allegedly Mowed into Latvian President’s Lawn Premium
Observers noticed the man making the symbol in the grass shortly before he mowed the rest of the lawn, making it disappear.
 
10 May 2016
Jumping Fish in Latvia Premium

In an annual rite of spring, thousands of spawning fish are attempting to jump over the country’s famous waterfall Venta Rapid.

 
12 April 2016
The Baltics Versus Russian Media Premium

Latvians bans another Russian media outlet while Estonia says it will just monitor, for now, and Lithuania is the victim of a cyberattack.  

 
17 March 2016
Latvia's 'Nazi' Veterans Stage Parade Premium
Riga police say over 1,000 people joined veterans who fought Soviets to mark key 1944 battle.
 
10 March 2016
Proud Latvia’s Sorrow Over Meldonium Drug Premium

Baltic republic regrets ban on drug invented by a Latvian: its use has hurt Maria Sharapova’s career.

 
29 February 2016
Latvia Jails Man for ‘Joke’ Petition to Merge with Russia Premium

Court sentences ethnic Russian filmmaker to six months in prison over online petition his lawyer says was made in jest.

 

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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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