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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.
Have a fact-filled Europe Day
On the occasion of Europe Day, celebrated every year on 9 May, the Eurostat statistics agency has produced a set of infographics giving a picture of the EU and each individual Member State.
Soviet memorial's days are numbered, confirms Latvian PM
Dismantling of the Soviet-era monument in Victory Park in Rīga is inevitable, the only question is when it happens and how, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said in an interview with TV24 channel Friday the LETA newswire reported May 6.
'Nyet nyet Soviet' exhibit opens in Rīga
“Nyet nyet Soviet!” was one of the most popular slogans used once by exiled Latvians in protest against the occupation of the Baltic States. On the day of the restoration of Latvia's independence, May 4, an exhibition of the same name has been opened at the Railway History Museum, Rīga.
May 4 restoration of independence celebrated across Latvia
May 4, 2022 marks exactly 32 years since the restoration of Latvia's independence after decades of Soviet occupation. On May 4, 1990, Latvia proclaimed its independence from the USSR, and the restoration of the Republic of Latvia.
Jelgava district to dismantle three Soviet monuments
An emergency meeting of the Jelgava district council on May 3 has taken a decision to dismantle three commemorative stones of the Soviet occupation regime in the administrative territory of Jelgava district, which is separate to the Jelgava city municipality.
Another push for dismantling 'Victory' monument
A majority of former members of the Supreme Council (Latvian parliament in the post-independence period) are for the dismantling of the so-called 'Victory' monument in Rīga, the representative of the group Velta Čebotarenoka said on April 26.
Ogre municipality to dismantle five Soviet monuments
On April 21, the Ogre municipality council decided to dismantle five commemorative stones of the Soviet occupation regime in the administrative territory of the municipality according to the information on the homepage of the council.
LTV's De Facto looks at possible dismantling of 'Victory' monument
The issue of the Victory monument where the controversial May 9 celebration takes place each year has been discussed for years in the society and among politicians. Now, with the war in Ukraine, the supporters of the dismantling of the monument are urging less talk and more action, Latvian Television's broadcast De Facto reported on April 10.
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