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Sunday, 28.08.2016, 11:37
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.
The Victory Monument in Riga built in Soviet times to commemorate Soviet soldiers killed in World War II is protected by an agreement signed with Russia in the 1990s, the Latvian Foreign Ministry reported LETA.
The National History Museum of Latvia might fully return to its historic premises in the Riga Castle around 2024, the museum’s director Arnis Radins told the press on May 11th, cites LETA.
Latvian MP and documentary producer Edvins Snore (National Alliance) has produced a new documentary film called The Unknown War: Baltic Resistance, which tells about the Baltic guerilla resistance against the occupying Soviet authorities, informs LETA.