Category Archives: Latvia

08.11.2016 – Baltic Assembly 25. Joint Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian issue.

The Baltic Assembly is an international organisation established in Tallinn on 8 November 1991 to coordinate parliamentary cooperation among the Baltic States, discuss matters and projects of common interest, address shared problems, and express joint positions. Through mutual support and interaction, the Baltic Assembly promoted the consolidation of independence, the integration into the European Union… Read More »

Jānis Cimze 200

03.07.2014 Latvian Post released the stamp for Jānis Cimze 200th birth anniversary. Jānis Cimze (in German Jahnis Zimse) (3.07.1814 Rauna parish (Latvia) – 22.10.1881 Valga) was a Latvian teacher, collector of folk songs and harmonizer, organist and choir director, teacher and founder of the choral culture in Latvia and Estonia. From 1839, until his death,… Read More »

Ainaži (Heinaste) lighthouse on Latvian stamp

Today, 12.09.2014 Latvian Post published Ainaži (in Estonian Heinaste) lighthouse motif stamp. On the map used as background image of the stamp shows the Gulf of Riga with Estonian coastline and western Estonian islands. In addition to the lighthouse the stamp also has part of seamen’s memorial also located in Ainaži (Heinaste). Comments and additional… Read More »

23.08.2014 – Baltic Chain 25

The Baltic Chain on August 23, 1989, was a giant demonstration initiated to influence Soviet authorities and to express the will of freedom of the people of the three Baltic nations – a human chain of nearly seven hundred kilometres from Tallinn to Vilnius. The number of people standing along the route has been assessed… Read More »