· April, 2007

Stories about Latvia from April, 2007

Russia, Latvia: April 16 in History

  16 April 2007

April 16 in history – at De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis: a failed attempt to kill the Russian emperor in 1866; the first Russian trade union is created in 1905; the museum of the red Latvian riflemen opened in Riga in 1970.

Latvia: Corruption Scandal

  13 April 2007

All About Latvia reports on the newest corruption scandal and writes about how poverty forces many Latvians to violate the laws: “For a trolleybus conductor I met on my recent trip to Latvia, this was a matter of survival. Instead of a normal fee, she charged me less without giving...

Latvia: Referendum?

  10 April 2007

All About Latvia writes on the president's intention to put two national security laws for referendum.

Latvia: “Adult Playground”

  5 April 2007

All About Latvia writes about Riga's mayor's proposal to build an “adult playground” for the capital's foreign visitors: “the new district will feature a multi-purpose sports facility, several night clubs, public restrooms, and a brothel.” (Update: it's an April 1 joke!)

Latvia, Russia: Border Agreement

  4 April 2007

All About Latvia and Marginalia write about the recently-signed Russian-Latvian border agreement. All About Latvia also comments on the Russian media's reaction.

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