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Welcome Video: Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU

This
introductory video was made to honour the important role Latvia will take over
starting from January 1, 2015, for six whole months: the Presidency of the
Council of the European Union (video also available in German and French: contact info@li.lv).

Time to Get in Touch With Our Pagan Roots

It’s that time of year again. That time, when cities become ghost towns, when everything closes, and we leave ‘civilization’ behind to get in touch with our pagan roots. June 23rd , “Jāņi”, is almost here.

Daina Ruduša, "Riga 2014" project coordinator, Latvian Institute, 19.06.2014

How Latvian Mythology Contributed to the Olympic Silver in Bobsleigh

I was absolutely dumbstruck when I was asked to do some sketches for what would later be painted onto the Latvian team’s Olympic bobsleighs. My first sketch was done on a piece of scrap paper, quickly drawn up with the first blue pen I could find.

Jūlija Gifford, 04.06.2014

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