Tag Latvia

Latvian Activist and Russian Student Detained for Opposing Fascism in Baltics

On February 6, the Riga City Court detained Tatiana Andriets, a 22-year-old activist of the Latvian Russian Union party, accused of actions “against the national security” of the Baltic Republic and ties with the “Anti-Fascists of the Baltic” Telegram channel, as her lawyer, Imma Yansone, said.  Andriets, a student at St. Petersburg State University, came

Russia Considers NATO Military Airfield in Lielvarde a Potential Threat

The commissioning of a military airfield in Latvia means the build-up of NATO’s potential near the borders of Russia, according to the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Maria Zakharova, on the official website of the country’s Foreign Ministry.  “In the south-east of Latvia, the reconstruction of the military airfield in

Russian-Language TV Channel Deprived of Broadcasting License in Latvia

The National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP) of Latvia has cancelled the license to broadcast the Russian-language “First Baltic Channel”. According to the statement given by the Council, the decision was made because during the year three significant violations of the law on electronic media were revealed in the activities of the channel.   As specified, firstly,

Latvian Pensioner Outraged by Russian Letters on Local Sour Cream

A pensioner from Latvia got outraged by the inscription in Russian on a jar of local sour cream of the Lazdona dairy plant.  “Is there already a second STATE LANGUAGE in Latvia???” Skaidrite Krallisha asked in her Twitter post. Vai Latvijā jau ir arī otra VALSTS VALODA??? ? pic.twitter.com/TbBqCRMVwl — Skaidrīte Kralliša (@SkaidriteKr) October 2,