baltvideo.com http://baltvideo.com/ News video from baltic states Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:20:42 +0300 en-US http://baltvideo.com/media/baltvideo_logo.png baltvideo.com - news from baltic states http://baltvideo.com/en/feed 260 89 hourly 1 Accidentally launched missile is found http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/accidentally-launched-missile-is-found Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:20:42 +0300

Representatives Military-air forces of Estonia with the “95% probability” was discovered mistakenly issued by the Spanish fighter combat missile. This at a press conference, said the commander of the air force of Estonia Colonel Riivo Valga. The military said that they were able to detect a probable place of falling of rockets of class “air-air”, defining a flight corridor and the area where presumably the explosion occurred. According to the commander of the air force of Estonia, the rocket fell in a deserted place. In the area there are experts of the defence Forces. Valga said that still failed to detect some important parts of the rocket, the search continues. On 7 August in the South of Estonia air force fighter Spain Eurofighter mistakenly released a combat missile of class “air-air”. The length of the AMRAAM missile is 3.7 meters, diameter – 18 cm

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Residential bunker for sale! http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/residential-bunker-for-sale Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:05:02 +0300

You can buy bunkers (bomb shelters) in Lithuania. On one of the popular portals there is an announcement that in Tauragė for 14,900 euros a concrete bunker is being sold, the thickness of the walls is two meters. The announcement says that the house, built in 1940 on a plot of 3.9 hundred parts, is being sold. It is located 3.8 km from Tauragė bus station. In Lithuania in 1941, about 300 similar structures were built. It is possible that they are selling a bunker intended to protect the railway leading to the Kaliningrad region. According to the researchers, about 60 such bunkers could be left in Tauragė district, which formed the Molotov line. The so-called "Molotov Line" began in Palanga and went along the borders of the countries occupied after 1940 - Lithuania, Eastern Poland, Bessarabia. It was assumed that about 300 such bunkers were built in Lithuania, and 1500 were planned.

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Estonia is making public transport free http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/estonia-is-making-public-transport-free Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:05:22 +0300

From July 1, every county in Estonia can implement free public transport for its residents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While counties can opt out of the system, doing so would mean missing out onadditional funding from the national budget allocated for county public transport. Some cities in France and Germany are considering making public transport free to reduce traffic and air pollution, and Wales in the UK is experimenting with free weekend bus travel. But if Estonia’s plan is successful, it will become the world’s first free public transport nation. The city of Tallinn website says that free public transport benefits those on low incomes most, but it also encourages higher income groups to spend money in local restaurants, cafes and shops.

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Canada extending NATO mission in Latvia http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/canada-extending-nato-mission-in-latvia Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:20:51 +0300

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is extending its NATO commitment in Latvia by another four years to March 2023 and will boost the number of troops in the country to 540 from the current 455 in a show of ongoing solidarity with the alliance. Trudeau made the announcement Tuesday in Riga following a meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis. Canada is part of a NATO battle group in Latvia, which was established as the alliance's response to Russia's surprise annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its invasion of eastern Ukraine. The Canadian-led group is one of four in the region, and includes troops from seven NATO allies. Germany leads a similar force in Lithuania, Britain leads one in Estonia and the U.S. leads in Poland.

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Holocaust victims were remembered in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/shamir Wed, 04 Jul 2018 16:30:27 +0300

Victims of the Holocaust in Latvia were remembered today in Riga. According to the established tradition on this day, the society of Shamir and the Riga Ghetto Museum conducts the "Steps of the Living" march, in which not only representatives of the Riga Jewish community and residents of other cities and countries took part. During the Nazi occupation, about 70,000 Latvian Jews and about 25,000 Jews deported from Western Europe were killed by the Nazis at the hands of the Hitlerites and their henchmen from among the local population on Latvian soil.

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Polish President Duda starts two-day visit http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/polish-president-duda-starts-two-day-visit Wed, 27 Jun 2018 22:30:08 +0300

Polish President Andrzej Duda began the official engagements of a two-day working visit to Latvia June 27 with meetings at Rīga Castle with President Raimonds Vējonis and the presentation of a book to the Latvian National Library. "Latvia and Poland have excellent relations, both at the level of states and officials, and between our people. We are reliable partners in NATO and the European Union. Polish soldiers NATO's expanded battle groups in Latvia play a pivotal role with our Latvian soldiers every day for our security," said Vējonis in anticipation of the visit. For his part, President Duda said that while dialogue with Russia was required, it should be done with caution given that country's track record in Ukraine and elsewhere.

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8,000 people took part in Baltic Pride in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/8000-people-took-part-in-baltic-pride-in-riga Sat, 09 Jun 2018 19:30:20 +0300

Around 8,000 people gathered in a park in downtown Riga on Saturday to march in the Baltic Pride 2018 parade, an annual LGBT rights event each Baltic capital takes turn to host in summer. The colorful parade in which lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people were joined by their relatives and supporters was the climax of a series of events, including conferences, film programs and various art events that took place in the Latvian capital this week to highlight LGBT-related rights issues in Latvia, the Baltics and the whole European Union, as well as to celebrate diversity, informed Mozaika, Latvia's LGBT rights group which organized the event. Participants of the parade in Riga included people of various ages, and some marchers were dressed in fancy outfits, for example, one participant had arrived to the pride parade in a unicorn costume. Many participants were waving rainbow flags, the international symbol of the LGBT community, as well as the national flags of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. There were also guests from the UK, Germany, Denmark and other countries among participants of the Baltic Pride 2018. The parade was watched by large crowds of onlookers and monitored by police.

 

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Military drills "Saber strike" started in Latvia http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/military-drills-saber-strike-started-in-latvia Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:30:39 +0300

In Latvia, the traditional international military exercises Saber Strike began. Within the framework of these exercises, American pilots demonstrated to journalists how air refueling of combat aircraft is carried out in the air. In total, with the help of the KC-135 Stratotanker, 8 refuellings were conducted.

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Classic Car Cruise Parade took place in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/classic-car-cruise-parade-took-place-in-riga Sat, 02 Jun 2018 15:45:45 +0300

175 American cars, produced in the period from 1927 to 1970, descended on Saturday to the shore of Riga. Cars under the enthusiastic views of thousands of Riga people went to the seaside city of Jurmala.

 

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Laima Vaikule invites to Rendezvous http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/laima-vaikule-invites-to-rendezvous Wed, 23 May 2018 15:35:10 +0300

Laima Vaikule, Intars Busulis, Janis Stibelis, Janis Kirsis and others will participate in the international festival "Laima. Rendezvous. Jurmala - 2018 ». This was told by Laima herself at the restaurant "36 Line" in Jurmala, where she met with journalists to talk about the festival program. Within the framework of the event, there were "live" performances of participants and numerous greetings from foreign artists were made. The festival will be held from July 19 to 22 in the concert hall "Dzintari". This year at the festival there will be an innovation: each evening will receive its name and thematic direction: we are waiting for the colorful Opening, "Evening of Love", "Evening of Hits" and a grandiose gala concert.

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Hordes of caterpillars captured Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/hordes-of-caterpillars-captured-riga Wed, 23 May 2018 11:05:03 +0300

Residents of Riga continue to sound the alarm: the city was attacked by hordes of caterpillars that enveloped trees with dense cobwebs. The State Plant Protection Service reported that their department receives a lot of calls and e-mails from Riga residents with photos of caterpillars and cobwebs, which as if the network has enveloped trees. Apparently, the active spread of pests contributes to the favorable sunny and warm weather, established these days in the capital. It seems that now the invasion of caterpillars has already been seized by almost the entire city: terrible cobwebs are seen on trees in Imanta, Zolitude, Ilguciems and Kengarags. Although visually bird cherry looks unattractive, but the mole itself does not cause any harm to the tree itself, experts say. Next year it will again be covered with green leaves.

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Alytus welcomes national partisans http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/alytus-welcomes-national-partisans Sun, 20 May 2018 14:50:16 +0300

In the Lithuanian town of Alytus solemn events were held in honor of the Day of National Partisans. In the central square of the city there was a military construction. In 1945, fleeing from communist repression, about 50 thousand people left for the forest. Soviet authorities took more than 20 years to catch all the "forest brothers". Now they are considered to be national heroes in Lithuania.

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Victims of the war were remembered in Lestene http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/victims-of-the-war-were-remembered-in-lestene Tue, 08 May 2018 16:20:20 +0300

On May 8, in the town of Lesten, a solemn opening ceremony of a commemorative plaque dedicated to Latvian soldiers fighting against communist aggression was held. The event was attended by the Speaker of the Latvian Parliament Inara Murnietse, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis. A memorable event was attended by about 500 people.

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The remains of the Red Army soldiers were found http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/the-remains-of-the-red-army-soldiers-were-found Sun, 06 May 2018 14:50:12 +0300

During the repair of the road in the Pampaly settlement of the Saldus Region of Latvia, the remains of 145 Red Army soldiers who were killed during the Second World War were discovered. On Sunday, April 22, the members of the squad arrived in their place and exhumed 145 skeletons. Five medals were also found to help identify the dead. According to the information of the portal, Soviet soldiers are likely to be reburied at the brotherly cemetery in Pampaly after carrying out jointly with the Russian scientific-historical expertise and identification of the dead. In 2003, 140 human remains were found on the other side of the same road.

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Nazi bunker For sale http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/nazi-bunker-for-sale Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:20:05 +0300

The authorities of the Lithuanian city of Neringa intend to sell a network of military bunkers of the Second World War in private hands. This underground complex, located in the town of Alksnines, was part of an anti-aircraft battery built by the Germans in 1939 to protect the airspace of Memel. The Alksnines complex is located quite far from other settlements that are part of the municipal formation, and now it is considered the possibility of including it in the list of state and municipal real estate, which is supposed to be put up for an open auction.

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The secret bunker of the Baltic Fleet was found in Salacgriva http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/the-secret-bunker-of-the-baltic-fleet-was-found-in-salacgriva Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:58:23 +0300

In the Latvian city of Salacgriva, which is located on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Riga, at a depth of nine meters, the Baltic Fleet's emergency headquarters of the times of the USSR was discovered. The door leading to the bunker was found by the new owner of the building above the shelter. It is known that the military headquarters was abandoned in 1987. There are training stands of Soviet analogues of Enigma encryption machines, numerous posters with Soviet agitation.

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A family of seals lodged on Ventspils city beach http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/a-family-of-seals-lodged-on-ventspils-city-beach Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:45:25 +0300

An amazing natural phenomenon gave the spring sun to the inhabitants of the Latvian city of Ventspils. Dozens of seals climbed on the shore to bask in the spring sun. Passers-by caused a special delight of seal babies. To them, people tried to get as close as possible to take a picture. At such moments, the seals began to turn amusingly and to wave their fins. True, as it turned out, environmentalists told us that so the seals express their dissatisfaction with the close presence of a person and there is no desire to pose in animals.

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People are calling flowers and toys to the Russian Embassy in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/people-are-calling-flowers-and-toys-to-the-russian-embassy-in-riga Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:30:25 +0300

The tragedy that occurred in Kemerovo does not leave Riga indifferent. Many of them came to the embassy today to express their condolences to the relatives of the dead children. On Sunday, a fire broke out in the four-story shopping center "Winter Cherry" in Kemerovo. 64 people died, including children. In hospitals there are 13 victims, most of them with carbon monoxide poisoning. Several people were detained in the case of the fire. By the number of victims this fire is one of the four largest in Russia in a hundred years

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Russian diplomats, get out! http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/russian-diplomats-get-out Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:45:55 +0300

On Monday, the ambassadors of Russia were summoned to the Foreign Ministries of the Baltic countries. All three received an order to expel the staff of the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation. So, Lithuania demanded the expulsion of three diplomats, Estonia and Latvia - one by one. Expulsion of diplomats occurred in the framework of the all-European action in support of Great Britain. 20 matras London sent 23 Russian diplomats. This is a reaction to the poisoning of former Russian GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter. In the action to expel diplomats also joined the United States, Australia, Canada and others, a total of 25 countries.

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The Minister of Defense of Great Britain arrived in Tallinn http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/the-minister-of-defense-of-great-britain-arrived-in-tallinn Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:25:04 +0300

Gavin Williamson arrived in Estonia to visit the largest foreign mission of the United Kingdom. As part of NATO's enhanced advanced presence in Estonia, 900 British military personnel serve. In addition, four multipurpose Lynx helicopters arrive in Estonia in April, which will take part in the military exercises Siil ("Hedgehog") in early May 2018. In June, Estonia, together with the United Kingdom, will increase its presence in Afghanistan by 40 military personnel. In 2019, the United Kingdom will assume the defense of NATO airspace from the air base in Emary. Great Britain was the first country that, after the decision to increase the presence of Allied forces in the Baltic countries, adopted at the Warsaw Summit in the< summer of 2016, sent its troops to the NATO battalion.

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