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Latvians divided between Russia and EU

Posted: April 30, 2014 at 08:52   /   Latvia

Scroll over the interactive image above to jump to different sections or read the full article. The crisis in Ukraine has increased ethnic tensions in Lat­via. Nearly one third of the country’s population is ethnical­ly Russian and many of them feel more connected to Russia than to the EU. This division might grow as Russia […]

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Russian speakers protest in Riga for preservation of their language

Posted: April 13, 2014 at 17:20   /   Latvia

About 150 Russian speakers protested on Thursday in Riga for the preservation of Russian language schools. The protesters gathered in front of the Cabinet of Ministers on Brivibas Bulvaris (Freedom street) and marched to the Ministry of Education. By Steven Musch RIGA – Some protesters are holding placards stating “Hands off Russian schools”, “Russia do […]

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