How Latvian sports clubs pump political iron

The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, Re:Baltica, has a new English-language report tracing the close links between various sports clubs and social activists, and political parties controlling Riga city council.

Titled Muscles of Harmony, the report by respected journalists Sanita Jemberga and Leonid Ragozin asks where the line lies between civil engagement and political influence, and how money flows between the various different organizations and council departments involved. It also questions the extent to which some of the beliefs of the individuals involved are consistent with their declared aims and intentions.

 

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