25 Years of Soviet Latvia Padomju Latvijas 25. Gadadienai The original photographs underwent preservation at the Weissman Preservation Center and are held by the Davis Center Collection at Fung Library. Now the photographs and booklet are available online via the Harvard Library. The images are accompanied by their respective captions in the original Russian and in English translation, making the collection accessible to non-Russian-speakers. All
National History Museum of Latvia Latvijas Nacionālais vēstures muzejs This museum is located in Riga, Latvia. Its mission is to “collect, preserve, research, and popularize spiritual and material culture from Latvia and the world from ancient times to present and includes collections of archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic, historical, and artistic significance to the Latvian nation and
Latvian Museum of Natural History Latvijas Dabas Muzejam – 170 This museum of natural and one of the oldest collections of the natural history in the Baltic States. The objectives set by the Society at that time are linked with the current objectives – the preservation, maintenance and research of the natural collection, active environmental education,
Latvian National Museum of Art Latvijas Nacionālais Mākslas Muzejs This museum, located in Riga, has the richest collection of national art in Latvia. It is home to more than 52,000 works of art reflecting the development of professional art in the Baltic area in Latvia from the mid-18th century to present.
The Latvian War Museum Latvijas Kara muzejs This museum is one of the oldest and largest in Latvia. Its aim is to reveal to the public the complex military and political history of Latvia, with a particular emphasis on the 20th century.
The National Archives of Latvia Latvijas Nacionālais Arhīvs The National Archives of Latvia accumulate and store the records with archival value, provide accessibility of these records, supervise the observance of records management in the institutions and in the accredited private archives, accredits private archives and performs the other functions specified in Archives Law.
Through 50 years of Soviet occupation, Latvia was effectively erased from the political map. He explained that he never aspired to become a diplomat, but following the collapse of the Soviet Union, he had the opportunity to try diplomatic work because all of the communists had been barred from political and military offices. Much like in Estonia, only young people were left to run the country. Razāns, 23 years old at the time, imagined he would find some other work after a year, at most. Now he is the Ambassador to the United States.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games REECA medal count
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Guntis Šmidchens, the head of the Baltic Studies program at UW, will launch his just-published book, The Power of Song, at the Nordic Heritage Museum Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The Power of Song shows how the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania confronted a military superpower and achieved independence in the Baltic “singing revolution.”
The link between the UW and Baltic singing traditions will be strengthened again this January as Guntis Šmidchens, head of the Baltic Studies Program, releases his new book, The Power of Song. The book explores the Baltic Singing Revolution of the 1980s and 1990s — a non-violent resistance movement to regain independence from the Soviet Union. Read