Stories about Latvia from March, 2008
Baltic writes in depth on “a strong possibility for holding two referendums in Latvia this year.”
The Baltics: Deportations of 1949
Marginalia writes about the 1949 deportations from the Baltic states.
Latvia: Musings on Ethnic Homogeny
Among other things, Marginalia muses on the “basic bonds between peoples and their languages, lands, beliefs, cultures and even cuisines” and how it relates to Latvia.
Latvia: New Parties
Latvian Abroad writes about Latvia's new parties.
Latvia: March 16 and the Media
Baltic writes about the date that tends to draw plenty of media attention to Latvia: March 16, “one among many days remembering war dead in Latvia.”
Latvia: Riga for Monopoly
All About Latvia writes about an ongoing advertising campaign in Riga to get the city onto Monopoly's map: “Riga’s placement on the monopoly board could bring some tourists in, but it won’t create a name for this small country struggling with its self-esteem.”
Israel, Soviet History: Pictures From the Exhibition on Refuseniks
Pictures from an exhibition on the Soviet refuseniks at the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora in Tel Aviv – by LJ user mozgovaya (Israeli journalist Natasha Mozgovaya). (Text in Russian.)
The Baltics: “(Dis?) Unity”
Marginalia muses on “Baltic (Dis?) Unity.”
Latvia: Hate Speech vs Free Speech
A “self-described neo-Nazi” gets an 18-month jail sentence in Riga, and All About Latvia muses on hate speech and free speech.
The Baltics: Guidebooks; Brits in Latvia
Baltic Visitor reviews “the best Baltic guidebooks” and writes about the fate of “the ‘English pig’ who urinated on Latvia’s Freedom Monument.”