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07.06.2012 Rare bird seen near Ogre

Today, a rare Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra) was seen in the village of Ciemupe in Ogre Region (central Latvia), which most likely nested in Latvia once before, but returns only on rare occasions,...

07.06.2012 "In the Fog", film shot in Latvia, takes FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Polish film director Sergei Loznitsa's feature film "In the Fog" has won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, as film studio "Rija...

07.06.2012 -Argophilia Travel Latvia Wins the World’s Most Beautiful Country Vote

Challenging a bit the classical idea of beauty, Latvia has been chosen as the world’s most beautiful country by an online competition released last month by First Choice.

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.

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