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Wednesday, 26.10.2016, 22:10
The Vilnius court hearing a trial of the January 13 attempted coup has decided to question former president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev.The information was confirmed to LETA/BNS by Robertas Povilaitis, victim in the case who has lost his father Apolinaras Povilaitis in the 1991 developments and who is present in court hearings.
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A new issue of the Bank of Latvia's collector coin Baltas. Porcelain will be available at the bank's cashier offices as of next Tuesday, October 11, the Latvian central bank said on its official website.
Millionaire Julijs Krumins, who the Corruption Prevention Bureau (CPB) detained yesterday on suspicion of being involved in illegal party financing, has been writing his memoirs recently, and in one of the chapters intends to write about his dealings with ''Aivars and Andris' criminal groups'', referring to two of Latvia's so-called oligarchs - former Prime Minister Andris Skele and Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, the investigative news portal pietiek.com writes translated LETA.
Today, the Bank of Latvia is issuing a EUR 5 silver collector coin of a unique shape - Baltars. Porcelain, Bank of Latvia informs.
On Tuesday, 19 July 2016, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin featuring a cow. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all the euro area countries. Like any other piece of circulation money, this coin will be released to special points of coin sale and other enterprises as well as will become available to the population via commercial banks, BC informs Latvijas Banka.
The Saeima Mandates, Ethics and Submissions Committee on June 29th rejected a public initiative calling for restoration of the original Victory Square in the Latvian capital Riga, the parliamentary press service informed LETA.
A team of experts from the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel and Lithuania is starting to study the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius and other ritual constructions buried under the ground, informs LETA/BNS.