· March, 2007

Stories about Latvia from March, 2007

Latvia: Ukrainian and Russian Folk Music

  21 March 2007

Dykun posts a video and writes on a Ukrainian and Russian folk music performance in Riga, Latvia: “they performed together a show of russian and ukrainian wedding songs and rituals, with the structure of a ukrainian cossack marrying a russian bride. […] presented are typical wedding songs and a re-enactment...

Latvia: Imaginary Extremism

  13 March 2007

Marginalia writes about Latvian graffiti, the “annual scandal on March 16th” and the largely imaginary “extremism” in Daugavpils: “The idea that there could be a significant movement devoted to Russian-bashing in a rather harmoniously multicultural city where ethnic Latvians make up only about a fifth of the population and Russian...

Latvia: The Showdown

  13 March 2007

Marginalia and All About Latvia write about “the Showdown” between Latvia's outgoing president and the parliament “over the control of the national security services.” (In another post, All About Latvia reports: “The President announced Saturday the push for a national referendum regarding national security laws in the country. If the...

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