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The armored Latvian van that is saving lives in Ukraine
An armored van sent from Latvia to help Ukrainian volunteers defending their country in Donbas has already stopped bullets in Bakhmut and continues to be used to deliver aid to people living in severe war conditions at the front, as well as for evacuations, reported Latvian Television January 4.
LIIA debate: 'Values-Based International Order'
The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), in cooperation with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, the embassies of Poland, Canada, and Spain in Latvia, as well as the StrategEast Center for a New Economy and 5G Techritory platform will be holding a debate December 19 to close its Riga Security Forum 2022 series of discussions.
President Levits concludes Israel trip
Latvian President Egils Levits wound up his two-day trip to Israel November 29, with a video released rounding up the events of day one, which you can watch above.
President Levits' message to Latvians abroad: "Latvia is becoming more Latvian"
Latvians living in different time zones around the globe celebrate the 104th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia during the Patriot Week. Egils Levits, President of Latvia, has released a special video message to all Latvians abroad that will be played at diaspora events and receptions held by Latvian embassies globally.
Why November 18 is Latvia's Independence Day
As another Latvian Independence Day is upon us, it is a perfect time to look again at November 18, 1918 and understand the preceding events that enabled it to take place.
Up, up and away goes 'Alyosha'
As reported earlier on Wednesday, a Soviet-era monument is being removed from the center of Rēzekne today.
NATO STRATCOMCOE podcast examines Facebook/Meta
The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) has a new podcast available, this time on the subject of social media and the potential threats they pose. 
Rīga Conference 2022 livestream: Day Two
October 21 and 22 bring the Rīga Conference, a geopolitical discussion forum, back to the Latvian capital. The Rīga Conference is in its 17th year and is organised jointly by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Rīga Conference 2022 Livestream: Day One
October 21 and 22 bring the Rīga Conference, a geopolitical discussion forum, back to the Latvian capital. The Rīga Conference is in its 17th year and is organised jointly by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Riga IFF discussion: Colonialism in Film and Media
On October 19-20, Rīga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) in cooperation with the Kyiv Critics’ Week film festival is organizing a discussion series on the topic of colonialism in film and media with the participation of international experts. These talks will tackle traits and mechanisms of colonialism in the media and festival structures from the perspective of Eastern European cinema.
Rīga Conference 2022 Livestream: Side Events
October 21 and 22 bring the Rīga Conference, a geopolitical discussion forum, back to the Latvian capital, and the side events already begin on October 20, which we offer livestreamed here on LSM. 
Riga IFF discussion: Colonialism in Film and Media
On October 19-20, Rīga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) in cooperation with the Kyiv Critics’ Week film festival is organizing a discussion series on the topic of colonialism in film and media with the participation of international experts. These talks will tackle traits and mechanisms of colonialism in the media and festival structures from the perspective of Eastern European cinema.
Transatlantic security: from Madrid to Vilnius summit
In the framework of the annual Riga Dialogue, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and European Leadership Network is holding a public discussion on September 16 from 17:30 titled: "Transatlantic security: from Madrid to Vilnius summit".
Latvia FinTech forum 2022
On September 13, Rīga is hosting the Latvia FinTech forum 2022, bringing together representatives of FinTech companies, industry experts and officials from Latvia and other European countries.
Ak jel! Irregular Latvian exclamations
Our favorite YouTuber, Anete Germane, is back with another of her informative and entertaining videos about the Latvian language and its quirks. 
Scouts take to the waves
Members of the Scouts and Guides association in Latvia have been developing their skills at a camp with a watery theme.
LIVESTREAM: How to ensure Agenda 2030 goals amid global challenges?
The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in partnership with the National Library of Latvia invites you to follow a round-table discussion with the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Abdulla Shahid.
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