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Daugavpils finally has action plan for monument demolition
Daugavpils City Council has finally submitted a timetable for the demolition of two objects glorifying the Soviet regime, said Andrejs Elksniņš, mayor of Daugavpils (Harmony) on Latvian Television's broadcast 'Šodienas jautājums' September 13.
Rēzekne surveys residents about monument demolition
Daugavpils is currently the only local government that has not submitted a plan for dismantling objects glorifying occupation. Rēzekne, where the power is in the hands of the same party, Harmony, has submitted a plan for dismantling but is currently looking for ways to avoid it by asking public opinion in a survey, Latvian Radio reported on August 31.
May 9 and the Soviet Victory Monument: timeline, public opinion and Armands' view
The demolition of the giant Soviet 'Victory Monument' in Uzvaras Park, Rīga, has drawn a great deal of both domestic and international attention and discussion. To provide some background, the Latvian public media (LSM) Latvian- and Russian-language services have produced a lengthy overview including a timeline (below) of the monument's history and the often controversial events that have taken place in its considerable shadow.
What happened in Latvia between August 18 and 21, 1991
On the night of August 18, 1991, a coup or putsch was attempted in Moscow. This event thirty-one years ago threatened to return the Baltic States to the dark times of the occupation by the Soviet Union. What happened in Latvia at that time?
Ancient archaeological sites unearthed in western Latvia
Archeological fieldwork has just been completed in Grobina, a town in south-western Latvia during which the ancient graves of Porani were accurately measured and new possible Iron Age settlement sites were identified. 
Soviet-related street name change urged in Latvia
Historians urge municipalities to change the names of streets glorifying the communist regime or russification policies. Local governments surveyed by Latvian Radio August 8 say they do not object conceptually to the change of names, but point to the difficulties and costs that will arise for residents and entrepreneurs whose addresses are on these streets.
Baltic states, Poland, Romania urge EU to counter Russian falsification of history
The Presidents of Lithuania and Romania, plus the Prime Ministers of Latvia, Estonia and Poland have all signed a "Joint letter on European memory" in which they promise to counter Russia's increasingly craven attempts to rewrite history to suit its own distorted, imperialistic narrative. The full text of the letter, which is directed towards fellow members of the European Council and European Commission, is reproduced below.
Two more Soviet monuments in Rīga up for dismantling
Rīga City Council on Wednesday, July 20, decided to demolish two Soviet army-glorifying objects on the coast of Ķīšezers Lake – the obelisk in Mežaparks and a memorial sign on Jaunciema gatve.
Cēsis' vanished Jewish population returns to the city's streets
A ceremony in Cēsis on July 4 – Jewish genocide memorial day in Latvia – unveiled a series of freshly-commissioned artworks on the city's streets. But these are no ordinary works of conceptual or public art. They will serve as an ongoing memorial and constant reminder of Cēsis' 200-strong Jewish community, which was wiped out in the Holocaust.
Up to 300 Soviet monuments set for removal in Latvia
Experts have assessed that there are around 300 monuments and other objects glorifying the Soviet occupation regime in Latvia, which are now set for removal. The largest amount of potential dismantling work will be in Riga, according to Solvita Vība, director of the Latvian Occupation Museum in an interview with Latvian Radio.
June 17 is Isaiah Berlin Day in Rīga
The twelfth annual Isaiah Berlin Day will take place at the National Library of Latvia in Riga on June 17th, 2022, honoring the work and thought of the Rīga-born British political philosopher.
Deportations of June 14, 1941 remembered
June 14 sees Latvia commemorating the thousands of citizens deported to Siberia by the Soviet occupiers 81 years ago - many of whom never came back.
Sēlija coat of arms revealed
On May 31, a meeting of the State Heraldry Commission took place at the Ilūkste Culture and Art Center, during which the attendees were introduced to the newly-devised coat of arms of the historical land of Sēlija, which forms a south-eastern portion of Latvia. 
Latvia objects to planned removal of war memorial in Belgium
On Monday, May 30, the Ambassador of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium, Andris Razāns, presented the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a diplomatic note protesting against the intention to remove a controversial monument dedicated to Latvian prisoners of war.
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