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Tuesday, 21.10.2014, 22:54
The "Riga 2014" Foundation is urging the government to make a decision on the future of the Corner House or the former KGB building at 61 Brivibas Street in Riga – an architectural edifice that "stood empty and deserted in the very center of Riga for more than six years," as "Riga 2014" public relations officer Martins Dregeris told LETA.
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On Thursday, Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius unveiled a monument to Chaim Frenkel, industrialist and philanthropist from Siauliai, reports LETA/ELTA.
The Culture Ministry of Latvia supports preserving the notorious former KGB headquarters in Riga, known by locals as the ''house on the corner'', as a historical landmark and memorial, LETA was informed by the ministry.
For the first time ever, in 2014, Lithuania launched into the space 2 satellites. To mark this historical event, Lithuania Post is going to release a new postage stamp that will appear in circulation this Saturday, September 20, reports BC press service of Lietuvos pastas.
The amount of Latvia's losses caused by the Soviet occupation could exceed EUR 300 billion, as Ruta Pazdere, member of the Cabinet of Ministers' committee on calculation of losses caused by the totalitarian occupation regime of the Soviet Union, told the press representatives after a committee meeting om September 12th, writes LETA.
Tomorrow, the Bank of Latvia is issuing a new EUR silver collector coin dedicated to Gotthard Friedrich Stender (1714–1796), the founder of Latvian secular literature, reports LETA.
Saeima Speaker Solvita Aboltina (Unity) yesterday thanked the visiting President of the Bundestag, Norbert Lammert for Germany's solidarity with and support for Latvia, and stressed that close relations between the Baltic States and Germany is a priority in Latvia's foreign affairs.