Stories about Latvia from May, 2007
Latvia: Doctor to Become President
All About Latvia reports on the election of the new president: “And this is the first time in my recent memory, the Parliament voted in a person opposed by so many organizations.”
Latvia: Gay Parade and Other “Problems”
“Gay parade is the least of our problems,” writes All About Latvia: abortions, the lowest life expectancy in the EU, and human trafficking are no less – if not more – significant.
FSU: Interview With Edward Lucas
Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist – and a blogger.
Latvia: Presidential Candidates
Marginalia and All About Latvia write about the presidential candidates, including the governing coalition's Valdis Zatlers, “the nearly unknown medical doctor.”
Latvia: Karlis Ulmanis
Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia writes about Karlis Ulmanis and his legacy: the man who, “seventy-three years ago, slightly over six years before Stalin destroyed [Latvian] Republic, […] destroyed [Latvian] democracy.”
Latvia: Interview with Aleksejs Tapins
Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Aleksejs Tapins of All About Latvia: Why do you blog? – […] At one point, it's become a search for my own identity. Who am I? Am I Russian/Latvian/American? I tried answering my own questions in hopes to show what some Russian-speaking people in Latvia...
Latvia: Almost All Eurovision Songs
Inspired by Siberian Light‘s initiative, All About Latvia links to “almost every Latvian Eurovision song ever.”
Latvia: May 9
All About Latvia writes about the meaning of May 9 for Latvia.
Latvia: Falsification of History
Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia writes: “On 8 May, I always read Peteris Ermanis’ poem about the rejoicing when the War ended — driven into exile (like my parents — my mother studied under him in a displaced persons camp), he wept; he saw and felt how happy everyone in Prague...
Latvia: Independence Anniversary
Somewhat belatedly, a link to the post on Latvia's independence anniversary, over at Marginalia.
Latvia: Interview with Peters Janis Vecrumba
Marginalia interviews Peters Janis Vecrumba, the founder and maintainer of latvians.com – “one of the oldest, biggest, and best Latvian-related sites on the Web.”
Latvia: May 9
All About Latvia writes on what May 9 will be like in Latvia and how this differs from Estonia.