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The black barbie dressed up as a Swedish maiden is one of the figure emerging from the box. Credit: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014.

Riga 2014: “Monument Wars” symbol of Latvia’s identity

Posted: April 9, 2014 at 09:00   /   Latvia

Latvia’s biggest city is one of the two European Capitals of Culture 2014. Although Riga is little accustomed to the spotlight, it has a lot to tell. Through the new exhibition “Monument Wars”, the city draws attention to its complex past – still alive in the Riga of today. By Camille Petit RIGA – From this […]

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“I am a European”

Posted: April 5, 2014 at 16:29   /   Latvia

He is German, but sings for Latvia. He speaks fluent Latvian, Dutch, Danish and a variety of other languages. Jöran Steinhauer (27) says  about himself that he is first and foremost European. With his band Aarzemnieki, Jöran represents Latvia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.  By Sophia Schirmer RIGA – A small room in an […]

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