baltvideo.com http://baltvideo.com/ News video from baltic states Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:45:15 +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 Military aircraft landed on the highway http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/military-aircraft-landed-on-the-highway Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:45:15 +0300

In Estonia, the American A-10 attack planes showed the highest class, making for the whole day a two-kilometer stretch of the Yagal-Kharavete highway that is a real aerodrome. The military invited to admire the spectacle of all comers, in whom there was no shortage. It was not without a problem: during one of the landings, one of the stormtroopers turned off the road sign. Fortunately, neither the plane, nor the pilots, nor the spectators were harmed.

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The last night in Riga, unknown people attacked the hotel http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/the-last-night-in-riga-unknown-people-attacked-the-hotel Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:45:01 +0300

On the night of August 9, armed guards entered the premises of the Hotel Garden Palace, which entered the rooms. One guest was forbidden to dress, threw her outside, and put things outside the hotel grounds. The guest was also using force to seize documents and a mobile phone so that she could not call the police. Law enforcement authorities managed to contact the hotel owners. As explained in the press center of the Riga Regional Police Department, the conflict is based on a civil dispute between the tenant and the hotel owner.

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Remains of 202 Soviet soldiers are reburied in Estonia http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/remains-of-202-soviet-soldiers-are-reburied-in-estonia Sat, 05 Aug 2017 18:25:00 +0300

August 5, 2017 in the town of Sinimäe in Estonia, a humanitarian action was carried out - the reburial of 202 remains of Soviet soldiers found by the search engines of the Kamerad club during field work. The ceremony was attended by relatives from one of the fallen heroes who came from Belarus - Major Stepan Maslov. 55 remains of the total number of now reburied fighters, belong to the Marines of the Merekul command. They were buried near the monument to the 45 paratroopers buried here, in a mass grave where the ashes of over 12,000 Soviet soldiers who fell during the liberation of Estonia from the Nazi invaders are buried.

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US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Estonia http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/us-vice-president-mike-pence-arrived-in-estonia Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:45:39 +0300

Vice President of the United States of America Mike Pence arrived in Estonia. Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and Defense Minister Jüri Luik met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss cooperation in the security and e-government spheres and stressed the need for continued cooperation between the United States and Europe.

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Recall victims of World War II in Estonia http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/recall-victims-of-world-war-ii-in-estonia Sat, 29 Jul 2017 16:16:03 +0300

On Saturday morning in Estonian Sinemäe were laid wreaths to the memorial to the fallen Legionnaires of the 20th Estonian division of the Waffen SS, as well as to the monument to the Red Army soldiers who died in the Second World War. The laying of wreaths is a tribute to all that fell in Sinimäe, regardless of whose side the soldiers fought, as well as a tribute to the peaceful inhabitants who died and suffered during the hostilities. Battles between the Red Army and Wehrmacht troops from July 25 to August 12, 1944 in Sinimäe became the most bloody fighting clashes in Estonia. The exact number of deaths in these battles has still not been established, it is estimated that only Estonians killed more than 2500 people. The fighting in Sinimäe also led to destruction throughout the region in the Northeast of Estonia. Estonia has repeatedly condemned both totalitarian regimes that occupied the country, as well as crimes against humanity committed by their accomplices.

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In Riga, the verdict was handed down to the Russian national Bolsheviks http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/in-riga-the-verdict-was-handed-down-to-the-russian-national-bolsheviks Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:07:53 +0300

On Thursday evening the Riga court sentenced two national Bolsheviks from Russia, who 2 years ago infiltrated the territory of the Adaz military base with the purpose of distributing anti-NATO leaflets. Both Andrei Popko and Alexander Kurkin were detained and sentenced to 3 months in Riga prison, where later they were released before trial to Russia. The verdict in respect of both defendants is 3 months of imprisonment, taking into account the term spent in custody in Latvia. The article on which both nazbols were tried was hooliganism, which provides for a term of imprisonment of up to 5 years.

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Exercises «Tobruq Legacy 2017» held in Lithuania http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/exercises-tobruq-legacy-2017-held-in-lithuania Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:20:39 +0300

Multinational ground-based air defence exercise Tobruq Legacy 2017 for the first time held in Lithuania was officially opened at the Lithuanian Air Force Air Base. The exercise will train interoperability among NATO ground based air defence units and refine airspace command and control procedures. The exercise aims at enhancing regional and international integration of joint units thus training and strengthening preparedness for a potential NATO collective defence scenario. Exercise Tobruq Legacy 2017 begins in July 11 to run until July 22 in Šiauliai district. The event will involve roughly 500 soldiers and 30 air defence systems of Lithuania and four more NATO allies – the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Latvia, and Poland. The total of roughly 1.8 thousand troops from 12 NATO allies are training in Exercise Tobruq Legacy. The host of Exercise Tobruq Legacy 2017 is the United States of America. This is the third time the Lithuanian Air Force is among the participants. In 2015 soldiers of the Lithuanian Air Force were for the first time training NATO air defence operations in a platoon-sized unit in the Czech Republic, in a battery-sized unit in Slovakia – in 2016, and this year representatives of the Lithuanian Air Force will practice joint actions with NATO allies and providing command to a ground based Air Defence Battalion-level unit.

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The festival Rendez-Vouz was opened in Jurmala http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/the-festival-rendez-vouz-was-opened-in-jurmala Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:41:51 +0300

On Thursday in the Latvian resort city of Jurmala the music festival Rendez-Vouz with charming Laima Vaikule opens. As the famous singer says, this festival is a meeting place for old friends. Among the invited celebrities are Valery Leontiev, Ilya Lagutenko, Leonid Agutin, Potap and Nastya, Valery Meladze, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Nani Bregvadze, Grigory Leps, ex-vocalist of the Smokie group Chris Norman.

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Gumball 3000 take the start in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/gumball-3000-take-the-start-in-riga Sat, 01 Jul 2017 20:06:04 +0300

Gumball 3000 2017 starts this Saturday in Riga, the capital of Latvia. The Gumball 3000 promises to be just as spectacular this year as it has been the previous years. Several celebrities including Afrojack will take part again in this year’s rally, which unconventionally only travels through the Eastern part of Europe. The Gumball 3000 has guided its participants through a fair share of Eastern European countries before, but never did the route go entirely through the East of Europe. On the first driving day the Gumballers will make their way from Riga to Warsaw, the capital of Poland. The second driving day takes the rally to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Budapest also hosted the rally during last year’s edition, where participants got the opportunity to push their cars to the limit on the nearby Hungaroring. The third driving day sees the rally travel to the beautiful and picturesque city of Dubrovnik in the very Southern tip of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik is famous for its Unesco world heritage sites and role as a set in the popular HBO Game of Thrones series. The next day the Gumballers will get to enjoy the scenic driving roads of Montenegro, and arrive in Tirana, the capital of Albania, in the evening. The day after the rally will reach Athens, the historical capital of Greece, before they make their way over to Mykonos. The Southern Greek island will mark the finish line of this year’s Gumball 3000.

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NATO battalion formed in Latvia http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/nato-battalion-formed-in-latvia Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:20:39 +0300

The NATO multinational battalion in Latvia officially started its activity on Monday at the Adazi military base. The official ceremony was attended by Latvian President Raymond Vejonis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The battalion includes soldiers from Canada, Latvia, Albania, Italy, Spain, Poland and Slovenia - totaling more than 1,000 people. "These combat groups serve a common goal - to protect our alliance and deter aggression," Stoltenberg said. Similar combat groups also formed in Estonia, Lithuania and Poland.

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There was a big fire in Jurmala http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/there-was-a-big-fire-in-jurmala Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:00:05 +0300

A fire of increased danger arose on a Sunday afternoon at a station for transshipment and sorting of waste in the Latvian resort city of Jurmala. Eyewitnesses reported that on Ventspils highway there are huge clouds of black smoke. When the firefighters arrived at the scene, it turned out that the plastic waste was burning. The total area of ​​ignition was 12 000 square meters. To help firefighters, two fire-fighting trains, a tanker truck of the State Forest Service and a helicopter of the National Armed Forces were sent. After more than 12 hours of extinguishing, it was possible to localize the fire.

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The Estonians asked not to bury the Russians in the local cemetery http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/the-estonians-asked-not-to-bury-the-russians-in-the-local-cemetery Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:55:12 +0300

According to the Estonian inhabitants of the city of Jõhvi, Slavic tombstones-monuments with massive fences and "plastic colors of screaming colors" destroy Estonian cemetery culture. Nearly 60 Estonians signed the appeal. In the opinion of the authors of the appeal, from the Soviet times in the cemetery in Jõhvi, the destruction of the Estonian cemetery culture - graves and tombstones. Only local deputies can approve this division.

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Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko arrived in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/roland-garros-winner-jelena-ostapenko-arrived-in-riga Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:45:37 +0300

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia shocked the tennis world when she defeated No. 3 Simona Halep in the Women’s Singles final arrived in Riga Ostapenko’s young age contributed to the surprise many had at the result of the match, as she’s 16 years younger than this year’s Australian Open winner, Serena Williams. Furthermore, Ostapenko was an unseeded player, ranking only No. 47 in the world. The last time such an event happened at the French Open was Margaret Scriven’s victory back in 1933. Ostapenko celebrated her 20th birthday on Thursday by becoming the first Latvian to reach a Grand Slam final after blasting past Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky in three sets.

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Laima showed outfits for festival Rendez-Vous http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/laima-showed-outfits-for-festival-rendez-vous Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:54:47 +0300

Latvian designers created stage outfits for the diva and style icon Laima Vaikule. Dresses will be used at the music festival Rendez-Vous. The presentation was also attended by designers: Alexander Pavlov, Natalia Jansone, Amoralle, Arvils Linde and Laura Seletska.
Laima Vaikule with her charm and charisma inspires for the creation not only musical, but also fashionable masterpieces. It will remain a secret, which of the outfits will be chosen for concrete performance, and how the singer will looks in the works of Latvian designers until the festival "Laima Rendez Vous Jūrmala 2017" starts.

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Russian spy is judged in Latvia http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/russian-spy-is-judged-in-latvia Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:09:45 +0300

Jelgava court began to consider the case of the worker of Latvijas dzelzceļš Alexander Krasnoperov, who is accused of spying for Russia. The court is held in closed session.  In the case of Krasnoperov court is caused more than 20 witnesses. Krasnoperov is offended being an employee of the LDz, he was engaged in collecting information of a military nature and containing a trade secret at the Jelgava railway station, which he then forwarded to Russia. The master reshooted videotapes about the movement of NATO military equipment across Latvia. A man faces imprisonment for up to ten years.

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Lithuania started to construct a fence on the border of Russia http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/lithuania-started-to-construct-a-fence-on-the-border-of-russia Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:25:58 +0300

Lithuania started on Monday to construct a fence on the border of Russia’s region Kaliningrad to counter smuggling and illegal migration. By the end of this year State Border Service expects to build almost 45 kilometers of fence alongside border with Russia’s Kaliningrad enclave. The first fence post was dug within village Ramoniskes in Sakiai region on Monday. The fence will cover the territory stretching from Lithuanian-Polish-Russian border node near Vistytys through Sakiai and Vilkaviskis regions up to Nemunas river. The main reason is to protect country from smuggling and illegal migration. The 2-meter height fence will also have additional equipment. The cost of works is estimated at 1,335 million Euros. The money was allocated from the budget. In addition, by 2020, Lithuania is planning to build a fence at the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Some 500 kilometers still need to be fenced, according to him.

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The population of Latvia is rapidly declining http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/the-population-of-latvia-is-rapidly-declining Tue, 30 May 2017 18:47:01 +0300

Central Statistical Bureau has presented results of population research for last year period. During 2016 Latvian population has decreased by 18.8 thousant people and amounted to 1.95 million people. It is almost one percent decreament per year.  The number of inhabitants of Latvia is falling every year starting from 1990, when it was 2.67 million people. So Latvia has lost 27% of its population during last 26 years. 

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Minivan "Latvia" went on a trip to Russia http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/minivan-latvia-went-on-a-trip-to-russia Sun, 28 May 2017 18:45:10 +0300

Ruslan Grigorovich is a fan of the products of the Riga Automobile Factory. In other words, a fan of the most famous model RAF-2203-06 "Latvia". His parents worked all their lives at the car factory and he himself was going to continue the dynasty, but Latvia withdrew from the USSR. 10 years ago, Ruslan Grigorovich bought the first car. More precisely not the car, but the body, because everything is rotten. The car was rebuilt. Then Ruslan also bought a second bead, then a third. Last year, cars passed the European test. It turned out that the Soviet one is really excellent. Now the most serious test: a trip to Vladivostok.

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Estonian peasant threatened NATO troopers http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/estonian-peasant-threatened-nato-troopers Sun, 28 May 2017 17:37:24 +0300

The 56-year-old resident of Lääne-Virumaa, Ivo Loonik, explained why he grabbed the gun when he saw the NATO soldiers during the "Spring storm" exercises. As it turned out, a few years ago the soldiers handed over the young trees by tanks. Last Tuesday, soldiers on armored vehicles passed through his yard, where two little granddaughters were playing. After that, the man lost his temper and grabbed the gun and shot into the air to drive out the soldiers. Now the defender of his property faces imprisonment for up to 5 years.

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Russian oppositionists gather in Vilnius http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/russian-oppositionists-gather-in-vilnius Fri, 19 May 2017 21:08:09 +0300

More than 100 politicians, civil society activists, academicians and journalists from various countries are expected to attend the fourth Vilnius Russia Forum, a two-day event starting in the Lithuanian capital on Thursday. The forum has been held annually since 2013 to discuss Russia's domestic and foreign policy issues, the human rights situation and the country's relations with the West, as well as Russia's development trends, its economic situation, the fight against Russian propaganda and other relevant issues, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said. This year's event is focused on popular moods in Russia and potential changes in these moods before of the country's 2018 presidential election, as well as other processes concerning the election, it said. Participants of the Vilnius Russia Forum include the Kremlin's critics Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Vladimir Kara-Murza, as well as Mikhail Kasyanov and Ilya Yashin, the leaders of the People's Freedom Party, or PARNAS, and Zhanna Nemtsova, the daughter of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered two years ago.

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