Latvia marks day of deportations

Ceremonies and services took place across Latvia June 14 remembering the thousands of people deported to Siberia by the Soviet Union.

How Latgale chose to join Latvia

May 9-10 marks the 100th anniversary of the First Latgale Congress. It was then, in 1917, that Latgalians chose to unite with the other Latvian regions. What follows is a Latvian Radio strand highlighting the differences between Latgalians and other Latvian speakers, as well as tracing their role in the formation of the Latvian state.

New book attempts real history of Holocaust camp

International Holocaust Memorial day was marked with a series events across Latvia Wednesday, including the launch of a new book that attempts to give an accurate account of the Salaspils camp near Riga, variously described as a death camp, forced labor camp, concentration camp or prison camp.

50 years since legendary Staburags cliffs disappeared

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Pļaviņas Hydroelectric power plant (HPP), built in 1965. The plant is responsible for one quarter of Latvia's electricity output - and for completely submerging Staburags - a national symbol comparable to the Lorelei in Germany.