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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 18.04.2019, 23:44

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Latvian director Hermanis to stage production about Gorbachev in Moscow

Latvian director Hermanis to stage production about Gorbachev in Moscow

11.04.2019

Latvian stage director Alvis Hermanis, who was once declared persona non grata in Russia, has received a Russian visa to stage a production about the Soviet Union’s former President Mikhail Gorbachev, the director has revealed in an interview to Ir magazine, citing LETA.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Culture, Latvia, Russia



Bank of Latvia to issue collector coin Cat’s Mill

Bank of Latvia to issue collector coin Cat’s Mill

08.04.2019

The Bank of Latvia is due to issue a new silver collector coin, Cat’s Mill, dedicated to the literary fairy tale by the Latvian poet, prose-writer and politician Karlis Skalbe (1879–1945), informed Latvian central bank.

Announced winners of the Latvian Competition of School Compositions

Announced winners of the Latvian Competition of School Compositions

04.04.2019

On the last week of March, at a solemn ceremony in the headquarters of Rietumu Bank, winners of the composition competition among Latvian pupils were announced. Riga French Lycée (founded at the request of the government of France), Riga Zolitudes Gymnasium (founded only 33 years ago, but already has received many awards), Bauska Secondary School, Daugavpils Secondary School No. 9 and other Latvian schools successfully participated in this project.


Saeima committee divided on residents' petition calling for demolition of Uzvaras Monument

Saeima committee divided on residents' petition calling for demolition of Uzvaras Monument

02.04.2019

Members of Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee have different opinions about the future of Uzvaras (Victory) Monument in Riga's Pardaugava - part of the members of the committee support a proposal to tear the monument down, others oppose the initiative, while some members believe that the monument must be renamed and an occupation museum has to be built next to it, reported LETA/BNS.

“Inese Galante Talents” from France, Italy and other European countries will gather in Latvia with support of Rietumu Bank’s Charity Fund

“Inese Galante Talents” from France, Italy and other European countries will gather in Latvia with support of Rietumu Bank’s Charity Fund

26.03.2019

This spring a contest of young performers of classical music “Inese Galante Talents” with a goal to discover the young and talented performing artists and support the young musicians at the start of their career will be held with the support of Rietumu Bank’s Charity Fund. Every year about 300 performers participate in the contest, bringing together talents from Latvia, France, Estonia, Italy and other countries.


26.03.2019

Alvis Hermanis, announce a new collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov

The New Riga Theatre and its artistic director, Alvis Hermanis, announce a new collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov.

21.03.2019

“Cimmerian Summer” in Rietumu

An exhibition named the “Cimmerian Summer” of the Latvian painter Nikolajs Djomins has opened in Rietumu Bank’s Gallery.

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