· May, 2007

Stories about Latvia from May, 2007

Latvia: Doctor to Become President

  31 May 2007

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”

  30 May 2007

“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.

Latvia: Presidential Candidates

  24 May 2007

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

  23 May 2007

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

  23 May 2007

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: Falsification of History

  8 May 2007

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: May 9

  8 May 2007

All About Latvia writes on what May 9 will be like in Latvia and how this differs from Estonia.

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