Stories about Latvia from September, 2007
The Baltics: Unity Day; Latgallia
Marginalia writes about Latgallia, and the history and politics of the Baltic Unity Day, marked on Sept. 22.
Latvia: N. Irish Football Fans and Russian Nationalists
All About Latvia writes about an encounter between Northern Irish football fans and Russian nationalists in Riga.
Latvia: Parliament Speaker's Quote
All About Latvia quotes the parliament speaker: “I’m prepared to do what’s best for the country, but I don’t know what that is.”
The Baltics: KGB Documents Online
For those interested in “the darkest pages of the history of the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states,” some of the relevant KGB documents are now available online, Lituanica reports.
Latvia, Russia: Language Issue
Marginalia writes on the “language issue” in Latvia – and in Russia: “Over at the corner store, after years of learning to shop in Russian, I finally asked whether the cashier ever planned to learn the word for milk in Latvian (it being emblazoned in large letters on every carton...
Latvia: Snapshots of Everyday Life
Latvian Abroad links to snapshots of everyday life in Latvia – now and 20 years ago.
Latvia: Economic Problems
Latvian Abroad argues – here and here – that it is unlikely that Latvia would experience an economic crisis similar to the one in East Asia a decade ago.