Pre-independence maps of Latvia’s cities, with Russian streetnames

Publisher’s note: two other selections of historical Riga maps, some of those with Russian texts as well: & One Riga map in Russian in high resolution, from circa 1880—karta.jpg

Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications (excerpts from background document on Latvia), 2020

1 Measures taken by government/public authorities [..] 1.2 Measures affecting the general population [..] 1.2.2 Education Focus on: Ensuring continuity of education for children from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, including measures to ensure distance learning for this group Governments regulations No. 183 on “The Regulations concerning the time of state exams in school year 2019/2020” were … Continue reading "Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications (excerpts from background document on Latvia), 2020"

Links to English-language studies & policy documents

Vladimir BUZAYEV Legal and social situation of the Russian-speaking minority in Latvia. Riga: Averti-R, 2014 (also available, in a different version, in French and Russian) Roma in Latvia. Research report 2015 – Society Integration Foundation – Language situation in Latvia: 2010–2015 A sociolinguistic study. Scientific Editor: L. Lauze. Editor-in-Chief: G. Kļava. Rīga: LVA, … Continue reading "Links to English-language studies & policy documents"

State Security Service annual report for 2019 (excerpt), 2020

3. Protection of the constitutional order [..] Russian non-military influence activities in Latvia [..] Last year, so-called [* – See below publisher’s additional note] compatriots continued protesting against legislative amendments introducing a gradual transition to instruction in the state language in all secondary education schools. Protests were held by the unregistered KSAŠ (HQ for the … Continue reading "State Security Service annual report for 2019 (excerpt), 2020"