War Museum posts «path to statehood» bulletins

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.

Seizing on the popularity of similar online initiatives providing contemporary accounts of the first and second world wars "as they happened", the Latvian effort consists of 1,417 separate events from 12 March 1917 when calls for Latvian independence were expressed amid Russia's constitutional crisis, until 26 January 1921 when the Entente Powers recognized the independence of the Latvian state.

Updates will be posted on a dedicated information board outside the War Museum entrance, but you can also follow events via a special Facebook feed HERE.

The brief posts are in both Latvian and English.

 
The initiative is part of Latvia's centenary celebrations. You can find out more about the Latvian War Museum, including opening times at the official website. Admission is free.
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