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Monday, 08.02.2016, 03:56
A monumental Latvian flag, 60-meters high, is planned to be erected on the AB jetty (left bank of Daugava River) in central Riga, LETA was informed by the Riga City Council's public relations department.
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Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organization, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) on Thursday announced the 14 monuments and sites shortlisted for 'The 7 Most Endangered' programme 2016 and the Patarei Sea Fortress in the Estonian capital city Tallinn is on the list, cites LETA/BNS.
On Tuesday, 8 December, Latvijas Banka is issuing a new 5 euro silver collector coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary since the appearance of the Livonian ferding. This coin is meant to fulfil a historic and cultural mission: the ferding is reintroduced to feature not just as an image of folk songs and fairy tales but to live on as a real silver piece of currency, reports bank’s press service.
The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has found former interrogator of the Soviet State Security Ministry Aleksandr Kardanovskij guilty of deportations, reports LETA.
Many people in Europe are unaware of the damages caused to the Baltic states by the Soviet rule, therefore, the joint commitment of the three states to seek Russia's liability will allow raising the issue on the international arena, says Lithuania's Justice Minister Juozas Bernatonis, cites LETA/BNS.
Reacting to the statement of the Baltic justice ministers about the need to calculate damages from the Soviet occupation and to seek compensation from Russia, lawmakers of the Russian State Duma have decided to demand USD 30 billion from Latvia as a compensation for the Duchy of Courland, Russian news portal "Izvestia" reported, cites LETA.
At the prestigious international contest "The Coin of the Year", the collector coin "Baltic Way" ("Baltijas cels"), issued by the Bank of Latvia in 2014 and dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, was recognized as the Best Contemporary Event Coin winner, informs LETA.