Stories about Latvia from March, 2007
Latvia: Ukrainian and Russian Folk Music
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: Documentary on Latvian President
Vilhelm Konnander writes about a documentary being made on Latvia's outgoing president Vaira Vike-Freiberga.
Latvia: Imaginary Extremism
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
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...
All About Latvia writes about the country's Eurovision Song Contest entry this year.