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07.06.2012 Number of visitors to Riga Motor Museum doubles in two years

The number of visitors to the Riga Motor Museum has doubled in two years thanks to the museum's marketing activities, as the museum's director Aivars Aksenoks (All For Latvia!-For Fatherland And...

07.06.2012 Hermanis one of top ten European theater personalities of the decade - Swiss magazine "DU"

New Riga Theater (Jaunais Rigas teatris) Director Alvis Hermanis has been named among the top ten European theater personalities of the decade in a survey by the Swiss cultural magazine "DU", the...

07.06.2012 -inyourpocket.com Riga Wine Festival

For the 16th year in a row the Konventa Sēta Hotel will host a huge summer wine festival in its extensive medieval courtyard in the heart of Old Riga.

07.06.2012 Slisans' screenplay wins Krzysztof Kieslowski Award at Cannes Film Festival

During the Krzysztof Kieslowski Awards ceremony for the Best Eastern and Central European Script at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, Martins Slisans' screenplay for the feature film "The...

07.06.2012 Book written by Latvian author makes Top 10 list of best selling books in Berlin bookshops

The book series for young adults by Latvian author Maris Putnins called ''Mezonigie piragi'' has become quite popular in Germany recently, even making the Top 10 list of best selling books...

07.06.2012 Kenya, Russian athletes win "Nordea" Riga Marathon

Event in Latvia - the "Nordea" Riga Marathon, Kenya's Kurgat Titus Kipkorir and (for the ladies) Russia's Iraida Alexandrova, crossed the finish line first in the full distance 42.195 km...

07.06.2012 Night of Museums again draws crowds

Latvia held its 8th annual Night of Museums last night, with 133 nationwide staying open till the wee hours.

07.06.2012 Restored tourist tram to cruise Riga's streets from today

From today to September 30, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday days, a restored tourist tram originally built in 1901 will cruise Riga's streets, LETA was informed by municipal public...

07.06.2012 -Riga Internation airport Iberia Express commences flights from Riga to Madrid

Iberia´s subsidiary Iberia Express on 3 July will commence flights from Riga to the capital of Spain Madrid. There will be two flights a week – on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

14.05.2012 Rothko painting sold for USD 86.9 million at U.S. auction

A large-scale, sunset-colored painting by Daugavpils-born (southeastern Latvia) painter Mark Rothko fetched USD 86.9 million at auction Tuesday, setting a new record for any contemporary work of art, and...