baltvideo.com http://baltvideo.com/ News video from baltic states Sat, 16 Mar 2019 20:05:44 +0200 en-US http://baltvideo.com/media/baltvideo_logo.png baltvideo.com - news from baltic states http://baltvideo.com/en/feed 260 89 hourly 1 Riga remembering national ligionnaries day http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/riga-remembering-national-ligionnaries-day Sat, 16 Mar 2019 20:05:44 +0200

Over 1,000 people took part in the march legionnaires and their supporters in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday. This year the event gathered over 1,000 participants, according to the estimates of the local police. Reaching the square, they laid flowers at the Freedom Monument. Security measures have been increased in Riga on Saturday. The Waffen-SS was founded as an armed wing of the Nazi party. It fought alongside the German regular army in World War Two and provided guards for concentration camps in Germany and abroad.  

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Annual conference on Russia starts in Tartu http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/annual-conference-on-russia-starts-in-tartu Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:07:40 +0200

The Baltic Defence College is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Conference on Russia “Western responses to non-linear challenges from Russia”. The 2019 iteration of the conference will discuss the broader theme of “Western responses to non-linear challenges from Russia.” Special attention will be paid to the concept of trans-Atlantic deterrence of Russia and its importance for security in wider-Baltic region, the multiple Russian military exercises in 2017-2018, the lessons learned from Russia’s actions in Ukraine, as well as the potential threats emanating from Russia´s military modernization.  

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The case of the national hero of Lithuania is in the court http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/the-case-of-the-national-hero-of-lithuania-is-in-the-court Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:46:30 +0200

The Administrative Court of Vilnius proceeded to consider the claim of US citizen Hrant Gochin against the decision of the Lithuanian Genocide Research Center to find Jonas Noreik innocent of the murder of the Jewish population in 1941. Gochin demands that the institutions financed by the Lithuanian state stop reading the Nazi accomplices, to whom he refers to the national hero of Lithuania Jonas Noreika. The “General of the Wind”, Jonas Noreika, showed powerful resistance to the authorities during the Soviet occupation. However, the granddaughter of Noreika is not considered a hero of the grandfather and supported Gochin’s claim to the Genocide Center of the Lithuanian people.

 

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Estonia Votes in Parliamentary Election http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/estonia-votes-in-parliamentary-election Sun, 03 Mar 2019 16:24:06 +0200

Almost 1 million people were eligible to vote, with 101 seats up for grabs. With 10 parties and 1,099 candidates running, no one political force is likely to get an absolute majority in the Baltic country's eighth election since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Opinion polls predict a neck-and-neck race between the left-leaning Centre Party of Prime Minister Juri Ratas and the economically liberal Reform Party. The one group set to make the biggest strides is the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE), which could become the third-largest force in the Tallinn parliament.

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A picket for the dissolution of the Riga City Council was held at the Town Hall Square http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/a-picket-for-the-dissolution-of-the-riga-city-council-was-held-at-the-town-hall-square Sat, 02 Mar 2019 14:47:49 +0200

In Riga, a picket was held outside the city council building, which participants demanded the dissolution of the council and the conduct of a full audit in all its structural divisions and enterprises. more than 100 people gathered in the square, in whose hands posters demanding the mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov resign, with the inscriptions "Riga is not a cash cow", "Ushakoff", "Corruption kills" and others. It is noteworthy that Riga City Council has picketers they installed a trash can, apparently, in the same way as it was in Ukraine, where "negligent" in the opinion of some officials were thrown into trash cans. This movement even had a name - "garbage lustration".

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Theatre On Podol. Musical "Got To Be Free" http://baltvideo.com/en/ukraine/theatre-on-podol-musical-got-to-be-free Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:55:57 +0200

Musical about revolution of dignity. Premiere in Kiev, Ukraine, Theatre on Podol.

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Lithuania marks 101st Independence Day http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/lithuania-marks-101st-independence-day Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:50:36 +0200

Lithuania marks its 101st Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania. The state's leaders make traditionally honor the memory of the signatories to the Act of Independence at Rasos Cemetery, and a state award ceremony will be held at the Presidential Palace. A patriotic youth march, On the Path of Statehood, took place in Vilnius from the Cathedral Square to the Basanavicius Square. And a theaterialized march will feature twenty signatories to the Act of Independence. In the evening, a nationalist march, the March of Firexs, was start at the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius. On Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Lithuanian Partisans Declaration of February 16, 1949 in Minaiciai, Lithuania's northern district of Radviliskis, will also be commemorated. On this occasion, 70 symbolic fires will be lit on Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius, and a march on the partisan path will take place in Radviliskis District.

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The opposition did not achieve the resignation of the mayor of Riga Ushakov http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/the-opposition-did-not-achieve-the-resignation-of-the-mayor-of-riga-ushakov Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:25:02 +0200

Despite the opposition’s demands to dismiss the leader of the Consent party, the mayor of Riga, Nil Ushakov, he managed to keep his post. t is noted that the majority of the Riga Duma deputies did not support the resignation of Ushakov. On January 30, the Bureau for the Prevention and Fight against Corruption conducted searches in the office and house of Ushakov. At the end of 2018, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis called on the mayor to resign amid a corruption scandal.

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Several thousand people came to support the pro-Russian mayor in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/several-thousand-people-came-to-support-the-pro-russian-mayor-in-riga Sat, 09 Feb 2019 17:25:27 +0200

A rally supporting pro-Russian mayor Nil Ushakov gathered several thousand people in Riga. The protesters are holding posters in Russian and Latvian languages: “Leave alone the Riga Duma. Provide good education to our children” ,”For the Nile!”, “Where are our pensions?”, “Real democracy = power to the people” and others. Also, the protesters are chanting: “While we are uniform – we are invincible”. Protesters were addressed by members of the party “Consent”, which is led by Ushakov. The protesters left Ushakov, who apologized for their mistakes and for not have time to do. “But I didn’t do anything illegal that I would be ashamed,” he said. He also noted that his native language is Russian, and he is proud of that, but he stressed that he loves Latvia.

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Tourism exhibition held in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/tourism-exhibition-held-in-riga Sun, 03 Feb 2019 22:05:39 +0200

The Balttour exhibition took place in two halls of the Kipsala International Exhibition Center. In one of the halls, Travel Latvia, visitors was able to learn about local tourism products and destinations, and the other hall, Discover the World, was devoted to exploring various countries and regions of the world. The best travel offers presented by major Latvian tour operators and travel agencies – Tez Tour, Novatours, Kidy Tour, Alida Turs, Begonija, Mouzenidis Travel – and newcomers to Latvian travel market – TUI and Itaka.

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The Mayor of Riga, Nill Ushakov commented on searches in a corruption case http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/the-mayor-of-riga-nill-ushakov-commented-on-searches-in-a-corruption-case Wed, 30 Jan 2019 19:25:01 +0200

The mayor of Riga, Nil Ushakov, declared his innocence after the searches in his office and at his place of residence, carried out by the Bureau for the Prevention and Combating of Corruption. “The most important thing that I want to say to voters who, one and a half years ago, in the elections supported our list and me personally - I did not commit any illegal actions,” sad Ushakov. The mayor stressed that no charges were brought against him, and he continues to work as usual. He also noted the high professionalism of the staff of the Bureau on preventing and combating corruption. In mid-December, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis called on Ushakov to resign amid the corruption scandal.

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Freedom Prize awarded in Lithuania http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/freedom-prize-awarded-in-lithuania Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:55:54 +0200

The ceremony of presenting the “Freedom Prize” took place in the Lithuanian Parliament. Seven national partisans who devoted their lives to the struggle against the occupying Soviet power became the laureates. The solemn ceremony was held in the Sejm on January 13, the Day of Defenders of Freedom. The award was presented to Jonas Čeponis, Jonas Kajionis, Juozas Jakavonis, Bronislavas Juospaitis, Vytautas Balsis, Jonas Abukauskas, Juozas Motsus. All of them were members of the Union of Fighters for the Liberation of Lithuania, the leading organization of the Forest Brothers, who fought the communists in 1045-1956. The Liberty Prize was established by the Lithuanian Parliament in 2011. It is awarded for merits in the "struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights." The premium amount is five thousand euros.

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Independent Orthodox Church was established in Ukraine http://baltvideo.com/en/ukraine/independent-orthodox-church-was-established-in-ukraine Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:45:19 +0200

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced the creation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, marking a historic split from Russia.

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30 years apart http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/30-years-apart Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:25:49 +0200 Vilija and Vatalija Tamulevicius (Lithuania) (b.30 July 1987), were born sharing a skull and the vasculiture of the brain - a caniopagus connection. Dr. Alexander Konovalov (Russia), separated the girls on 6 July 1989, but their bodies rejected the artificial skulls and so the girls were taken to Texas, Dallas, USA, where Dr. Kenneth E. Salyer (USA), rebuilt their skulls. Previous to this, every head separation had resulted in either brain damage or death to at least one of the twins - the sisters returned to Lithuania with no brain damage. ]]> The Ecumenical Patriarchate for the first time has held hierarchical Liturgy at St. Andrew's Church http://baltvideo.com/en/ukraine/the-ecumenical-patriarchate-for-the-first-time-has-held-hierarchical-liturgy-at-st-andrews-church Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:05:11 +0200

The president of Ukraine on November 7 signed the bill into law to enact the transfer of St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople for permanent use. On December 13 First Hierarchical Liturgy of Patriarchal Stauropegia was held at St. Andrew's Church

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Church service in Kyiv Pechersk Lavra http://baltvideo.com/en/ukraine/church-service-in-kyiv-pechersk-lavra Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:05:55 +0200 ]]> Military parade in Vilnius http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/military-parade-in-vilnius Sat, 24 Nov 2018 18:55:12 +0200

At the Constitutional Avenue, a flag raising ceremony took place near the National Art Gallery and a ceremonial troop leveling ceremony took place around 1800 troops. In addition to Lithuanian troops, troops or flagship teams from 14 NATO and Partner countries took part in the rally. Upon completion of the rally, the soldiers went to the Constitution Avenue to Kalvarijų Street. Then military equipment will move from the University of Educational Sciences to the public – almost 80 different military equipment will be shown to the public.

 

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More than 100,000 people watched Independence Day fireworks http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/more-than-100000-people-watched-independence-day-fireworks Sun, 18 Nov 2018 21:55:36 +0200

More than 100,000 people watched the Independence Day fireworks and light performance "Lifetime of the Sun" at the Daugava Embankment last night. The fireworks performance was included in the national events plan of the centenary celebrations. The even could be watched in person on the November 11th Embankment and also live broadcasts were available in Latvia and abroad. The fireworks show cost EUR 234,999, which is about ten times more than in the past years. The fireworks display was an 18 minutes long visual and musical performance telling the story of the State of Latvia.

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Military Parade in honor of the 100th anniversary of the republic of Latvia http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/military-parade-in-honor-of-the-100th-anniversary-of-the-republic-of-latvia Sun, 18 Nov 2018 18:05:24 +0200

Thousands of people flocked to the November 11 Embankment in Riga today to watch the traditional military parade, held in honor of Latvia’s Independence Day. The November 18 military parade was joined by more than 1,000 soldiers, home guards, border guards, policemen, firefighters and youth guards. The Defense Ministry has described this year’s military parade as the largest since the restoration of independence. The parade was attended by esteemed military guests from abroad, including Commander of the Canadian Army Lt. Gen. Paul Wynnyk. Lt. Gen. Norbert Gehart, Austria's National Armaments Director, and Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, Michigan National Guard Adjutant General. Marching in the parade were soldiers of the Canadian-led multi-national NATO battalion station in Latvia. Also marching in the parade were soldiers from Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Great Britain, Lithuania, Sweden and the United States. At the rear of the parade was a display of Latvian and allied military hardware, including Spanish and Polish tanks, as well as US Blackhawk helicopters and NATO fighters currently based in the Baltics. Also in display for this first time was the self-propelled howitzers recently purchased from Austria, as well as the CVR(T) armored vehicles purchased from Great Britain.

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Estonians are implanting NFC chips http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/estonians-are-implanting-nfc-chips Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:03:46 +0200

Staff at Estonian company Mainor Ulemiste have been fitted with NFC chips implanted in their hands. The NFC tags, encased in glass and 2mm diameter by 12mm long, replace the firm’s door cards and offer feature parity with the existing cards which can be used for access control and collecting print jobs from office printers. A video shows how the chip is implanted between the thumb and forefinger in a user’s hand 

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