Ceremonies and services took place across Latvia June 14 remembering the thousands of people deported to Siberia by the Soviet Union.
The old railway car in Torņakalns commemorating the 1941 Soviet deportations is in a decrepit state and will be closed to visitors this year, reported LTV on June 13.
The Latvian War Museum in central Riga has launched a new project providing "as it happened" updates on key events leading to the creation of the Latvian state.
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.
Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis gave a powerful and moving speech November 29 at the site where tens of thousands of Latvian citizens, and others from across Europe, were massacred 75 years ago.
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.
LSM has already written about the birthday of Latvia's Freedom Monument, the beautiful, elegant construction that stands in the heart of Riga.
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.