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Saturday, 29.08.2015, 03:16
15 years ago, the domestic beverage producer Latvijas balzams started making what was, at the time, the first hard cider in Latvia, Lucky Dog, based on apple juice concentrate and a recipe developed by Latvian food technologists. Today, hard cider with the Lucky Dog brand is available in five flavors and is the second most popular hard cider in Latvia and the 12th most popular alcoholic beverage.*
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The world is changing and Riga will never be finished! These are the truths that no one will challenge. Living here and now we sometimes do not notice how the city, its streets and squares are changing, let alone such a comlplex and significant facility as the port.
To honor the contribution of the Riga resident and creator of the recipe for Riga Black Balsam, the pharmacist Abraham Kunze, JSC Latvijas balzams in cooperation with the Riga City Council announces an open tender for a design project for a memorial to A. Kunze in Alberta Square in the Riga Old Town.
One of the stumbling blocks to successful performance of the Latvian-Russian Commission of Historians is that the commission has been unable to receive two-thirds of document copies it had requested, University of Latvia Professor Antonijs Zunda, co-chairman of the commission, said in an interview with LETA.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, who is in Italy on a working visit, has opened an exhibition entitled “Historical Ties between Milan and Lithuania: Bona Sforza and the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania” in Milan’s Sforza Castle, reported BC presidential press service.
Three coins issued in 2014 by the Bank of Lithuania — dedicated to Baltic Studies, the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way and “Form” — garnered acclaim at the international commemorative coin contest Coin Constellation 2015. Here, 240 coins from 29 countries and 46 organisations were assessed, reported BC the Bank of Lithuania.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite received a Star of Hope (Vilties Zvaigzde) award on Friday, 12 June. The award was bestowed during the president's visit to Tremtiniu Namai, the social care home for former exiles. Grybauskaite was honoured for merit in strengthening the Lithuanian state, reports LETA/ELTA.