October 31, 2008
By the end of the day Nov. 4, Americans most likely will know who they have chosen to lead their…
August 22, 2008
Should Latvia skip next year’s Eurovision Song Contest as a protest over Russia’s actions in Georgia? The chairman of…
August 04, 2008
Three weeks after Latvian citizens worldwide voted in the Aug. 2 referendum on whether to amend Latvia’s constitution, they will…
June 13, 2008
A national referendum is scheduled Aug. 2 on amending Latvia’s constitution to allow citizens the right to propose dismissing…
March 31, 2008
Violent repression by Chinese authorities of protests in Tibet has led some critics to call for boycotts of this summer’s…
March 03, 2008
In recent months, defections from Latvia’s leading political parties have mounted, while talk continues of forming a new organization. The…
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On this page you will find short polls about various topics, some serious and some not, of interest to Latvians. Current polls are those in which you may vote. In each poll, you are allowed to vote only once. Closed polls are those in which voting has come to an end.
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10 Dec 2013
One of the CD releases that many Latvian folklore fans most look forward to is the bi-yearly Latvian folk music collection Sviests. Full of new recordings of songs that are, in both direct and indirect ways, inspired by Latvian folk music and folklore, the series is one of the most eclectic collections of Latvian folk music available.
09 Dec 2013
The accordion is, without a doubt, a very popular instrument in Latvia. An essential aspect of most every countryside šlāger ensemble, the quaint sound made by air pushed through the instrument brings forth thoughts of evenings in French cafes or German beer gardens. Unfortunately, some might not consider the ‘accordion’ a serious instrument – relegated to being played by buskers on street corners.
04 Dec 2013
3. decembrī, Mineapolē (ASV) 88 gadu vecumā savās mājās mūžībā aizgājusi mecenāte, Triju Zvaigžņu ordeņa kavaliere, ilggadēja Latvijas jaunatnes izglītības veicinātāja un akcijas „Latvijas Lepnums“ 2009. gada laureāte Dr. Aina Galēja - Dravniece.
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