Stories about Latvia from July, 2007
Latvia: U.S. Visa Humiliation
Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.
Latvia: Real Estate and Economy
Latvian Abroad writes about Latvian real estate and economy – here and here.
Latvia: Latvians in Ireland
Latvian Abroad writes about Latvians living and working in Ireland and the UK.
Latvia: Making Fun of the President
Latvian Abroad writes about parody websites devoted to the new president Valdis Zatlers.
All About Latvia writes about a dying breed – the urlas or small businessmen of the early 1990s.
The Baltics: “Russian Literature With a Baltic Accent”
A Step At A Time links to a Tartu-based site featuring Russian-language writing from the Baltic region.
Eastern & Central Europe: More on the Economist's Coverage
The discussion of the Economist's coverage of East European economies and demography has moved from A Fistful of Euros to the Economist's Certain Ideas of Europe blog.
Photos of Latvia – over at FotoLat.
Eastern Europe: The Economist's Coverage
Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar and A Fistful of Euros critique the Economist's coverage of East European economies.
Russia, Latvia: “Calendar Days”
All About Latvia writes: “In Russia, however, there’s not a single day when the people and the state officially remember the crimes of Joseph Stalin.”
Latvia: Remembering Holocaust Victims on July 4
Marginalia reports that in Latvia, July 4 is “set aside for remembrance of the genocide against the Jews — ca. 70 000 Latvian Jews and 20 000 foreign Jews were murdered here during the Nazi phase of the occupation.”
Estonia: International Relations
“But why waste so much energy on that relationship with diminishing returns?” writes Itching for Eestimaa about Estonia's relations with Russia, and continues with an overview of Estonia's relations with other countries.
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia: Views on Russia
Transatlantic Politics reports on the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian foreign ministers’ views on Russia.