baltvideo.com http://baltvideo.com/ News video from baltic states Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:00:59 +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 Utria recon challenge held in Estonia http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/utria-recon-challenge-held-in-estonia Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:00:59 +0200

Twenty-four teams from the Kaitseliit (Defense League) volunteer corps and the defense forces of Estonia, as well as from Finland, Latvia, Poland and the U.K. are to start the Utria Assault reconnaissance challenge at Ahtme, northeastern Estonia at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The biggest number of teams will be fielded by the Tallinn District of Kaitseliit -- one each from the North subunit, the Toompea and Kalev subunits, as well as a Naval Division women's team. The Scouts Battalion will field three teams and the Jogeva, Rapla, Parnu and Jarva districts of Kaitseliit two teams each, ERNA Society, which organizes the event, said. The length of the course is approximately 60 kilometers and the number of checkpoints this year is bigger than in previous years. Utria Assault has been held since 1999 to commemorate the largest landing operation of the Estonian Navy in the War of Independence that took place on Jan. 17-19, 1919. The aim of the operation was to support the advance of land forces towards the city of Narva. In the course of the operation Narva was liberated from Red Army troops.

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Japanese Prime Minister visited Latvia http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/japanese-prime-minister-visited-latvia Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:14:46 +0200

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Latvia, accompanied by a delegation of Japanese entrepreneurs. In Riga, Shinzo Abe met with the Prime Minister of Latvia Maris Kuchinskis. During the talks, the heads of government discussed bilateral relations between Latvia and Japan, economic cooperation, relations between Japan and the EU, regional issues. Abe is making a European visit, during which he will visit Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.

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Shinzo Abe starts six-sation European tour in Estonia http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/shinzo-abe-starts-six-sation-european-tour-in-estonia Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:04:07 +0200

Japan's prime minister has kicked off a five-day European tour to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania — becoming the first-ever head of the Asian nation to visit those countries. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived Friday in Estonia's capital of Tallinn, where he focused on cybersecurity and information technology issues. Tokyo has been increasingly worried about potential cyberthreats from North Korea and China, and is looking to learn from Estonia, whose public institutions and private companies were hit by a large-scale cyberattack in 2007. Following a meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas, Abe said both leaders agreed about the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear arms program. He urged the international community to "maximize the pressure" on Pyongyang.

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LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball arrive to Lithuania http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/liangelo-lamelo-ball-arrive-in-lithuania Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:30:50 +0200

The brothers of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball landed in rainy Lithuania on Wednesday night to start their career at a local basketball club. The 19-year-old LiAngelo and his younger brother LaMelo, who is 16, signed professional one-year contracts with BC Prienai last month. The brothers arrived with their father LaVar Ball, creator of Big Baller Brand. LiAngelo and LaMelo are expected to make their debut on Jan. 9, when BC Prienai hosts Tsmoki-Minsk in a Baltic league game. Most tickets for that night at the 1,200-seat arena have already been sold, according to the box office.

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Plant Radiotehnika is living out the last days http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/plant-radiotehnika-is-living-out-the-last-days Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:57:07 +0200

In Riga, the last days of the plant Radiotehnika, formerly the flagship of the Soviet radio industry, are living out. Radio recorders and radio receivers of Latvian production were almost in every Soviet family. The factory provided ten thousand jobs. After the collapse of the USSR, the plant quickly went bankrupt and its buildings were emptied.

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Military exercises is held in Tallinn http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/military-exercises-is-held-in-tallinn Sat, 02 Dec 2017 22:04:16 +0200

In the coastal area of ​​the capital of Estonia, Põhja-Tallinn, there are military exercises of the Tallinn squad of the Estonian Defense Union Põhjatäht-2017 (Northern Star). The training is also attended by officers of the Estonian Police and Border Protection Department. Within the framework of the exercises, limited combat in urban conditions is worked out, as well as assault and defense of objects. To enhance the sense of the reality of the fight, the Kitesiliyite uses noise imitations of shots and grenade explosions during the exercises in the city.
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Day of Memory of Victims of the Holocaust in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/day-of-memory-of-victims-of-the-holocaust-in-riga Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:25:47 +0200

On November 30, a memorial ceremony dedicated to the 76th anniversary of the destruction of the Riga ghetto was held in the Rumbul forest near Riga. The Rumbul forest is one of the largest mass extermination sites for Jews in Europe. November 30 and December 8, 1941, about 25 thousand people were shot here - prisoners of the Riga ghetto, as well as deported Jews from Germany and Austria. About 200 people took part in the event, including the ambassadors of Israel, Slovenia, Lithuania.

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"Wrong" toilet paper appeared in Lithuania http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/wrong-toilet-paper-appeared-in-lithuania Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:43:25 +0200

In the shops of Lithuania appeared toilet paper brand Zewa with congratulations on the centennial of the Lithuanian statehood. "Congratulations to Lithuania on the centennial of restoration!" - reads the inscriptions on the package. This caused an ambiguous reaction among the deputies of the Sejm. Users of social networks also paid attention to the "patriotic" packaging and ridiculed it.

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Latvia celebrated Independence Day http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/latvia-celebrated-independence-day Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:00:16 +0200

On November 18 in the evening, around 18:00 in honor of the Independence Day of the Republic of Latvia, a traditional torchlight procession through the streets of the old city took place. The organizers of the procession explained that the purpose of the torchlight procession was to express gratitude to the founders of Latvia and the fighters for its independence, whose faith in the future of the Latvian people and the sacrifices made by them made it possible to be among those rare peoples of the world who have their own state.

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The protest action against the school reform held in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/the-protest-action-against-the-school-reform-held-in-riga Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:47 +0200

About 1,500 people took part in the demonstration. The main slogan of the procession - "Assimilation - no!", People chanted "Hands off Russian schools!" Education Minister Karlis Shadurskis previously said that from 2020/21 school year all general subjects in secondary schools are planned to be taught only in Latvian, but in schools of national minorities will retain the opportunity to learn their native language, literature and subjects related to culture and history.

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Mikhail Zadornov was buried In Jurmala http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/mikhail-zadornov-was-buried-in-jurmala Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:16:19 +0200

3-4 thousand people gathered near the Alexander Nevsky Temple in Riga to bid farewell to the satirical writer Mikhail Zadornov, who died in Moscow suburbs on November 10 after a long illness at the age of 69. From the temple the hearse with the body went to Jurmala: Zadornov is buried in the cemetery of Yaundubulti. The ceremony included the first and second wives of the writer, his daughter and other relatives: they were given a bus. According to the will, Mikhail Zadornov is buried in Jurmala, in the cemetery of Yaundubulti near his father - Soviet writer Nikolai Pavlovich Zadornov (1909-1992). The well-known satirist writer Mikhail Zadornov was born in 1948 in Jurmala, became famous in the 1980s - he appeared on television, worked as the head of the department of satire and humor in the magazine "Yunost", his works were read from the stage by famous artists, and in 1991 - immediately after the collapse of the USSR - Zadornov congratulated the country on the New Year. In the 90s and 2000s, he performed a lot in Russia and abroad. A year before his death, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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The Russian embassy in Estonia follows the fate of the arrested citizen of the Russian Federation http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/the-russian-embassy-in-estonia-follows-the-fate-of-the-arrested-citizen-of-the-russian-federation Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:00:11 +0200

Russian Ambassador to Estonia Alexander Petrov held a press conference, during which he told about the meeting of the Russian Consul with the Russian citizen Alexei Vasiliev, who was suspected of spying. A young man is a citizen of the Russian Federation and is suspected of non-violent anti-ER activity and the preparation of a cybercrime. The objectives of its activities were to be the state institutions of Estonia. The alleged FSB agent in Estonia, a 20-year-old student named Alexei Vasilyev, studied at the Virumaa College of Tallinn Technical University with a degree in Automation of Technological Processes.

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The import of Ukrainian goods increased in Latvia http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/the-import-of-ukrainian-goods-increased-in-latvia Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:00:25 +0200

On the shelves of Latvian shops noticeably the addition of Ukrainian food products. During the past year, imports from Ukraine increased by 20%. As the buyers point out, Ukrainian products are more delicious than European ones, besides it is advantageously different in price. The export of Latvian goods to Ukraine also increased. First of all, Ukrainians appreciated products of light industry, the quality of which is well known in Soviet post-space.

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Lithuania has developed a plan to help Ukraine http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/lithuania-has-developed-a-plan-to-help-ukraine Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:02:48 +0200

In the Lithuanian parliament, today was presented a plan for EU financial assistance to Ukraine, informally called the "new Marshall Plan". According to the plan, within ten years, politicians are proposing to allocate to Ukraine from 2018, 50 billion euros of assistance for the promotion of small and medium-sized businesses. Lithuanian diplomats and politicians are working to ensure that the "new Marshall Plan" for Ukraine is supported at the November summit of the EU Eastern Partnership. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius noted the need for prompt assistance to Ukraine, since in the situation in which this country is located, time is not an ally

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The anti-mine squadron of the German Navy arrived in Tallinn http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/the-anti-mine-squadron-of-the-german-navy-arrived-in-tallinn Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:00:37 +0200

The third anti-mine squadron of the German Navy arrived in Tallinn for the planned visit. Warships moored in the Mine Harbor will be in Estonia until October 30. Before arriving in Tallinn, an anti-mine squadron conducted an operation to search, identify and neutralize explosive devices, within which ten mines of the First World War were exploded near Paldiski.

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A rally in support of Russian schools was held in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/a-rally-in-support-of-russian-schools-was-held-in-riga Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:25:22 +0300

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Riga in support of Russian schools. Such in Latvia can at all to not remain after reform of an education system. It is expected that in three years the training will be translated into the Latvian language. According to protesters, the initiative infringes on the rights of a significant part of the population and pursues the goal of forced assimilation.

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Cat street opened in Riga http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/cat-street-opened-in-riga Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:13 +0300

With the support of the Riga City Council in the Latvian capital, the Kaķu iela project was launched. In different places in Riga master Vyacheslav Mikhailov sets up real cat lodges where cats can hide from the weather and where people can leave food for them. By the present moment, 10 such houses have been installed in the city and their number should grow in the future.

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Raimonds Pauls presented his new album http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/raimonds-pauls-presented-his-new-album Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:45:12 +0300

Presentation of the new album by maestro Raymond Pauls "Kad tu ej pie bitēm" was held in the Latvian National Library. The record included 16 songs on poems by poets Janis Peters and Leon Briedis. Intars Busulis, Samantha Tina, Maria Naumova, actor Ivar Kalnins and many others took part in the presentation concert. After the concert, Raymond Pauls announced that he was finishing his tour activities.

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Cyrillic is the new trend of the season! http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/cyrillic-is-the-new-trend-of-the-season Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:38:31 +0300

The works of the Riga fashion designer Alyona Ivanova turned out to be extremely popular in Western Europe thanks to the use of Russian letters in the design of clothes. For example, in England, a huge demand began to use T-shirts with a picture of a rose and a Russian inscription "Love the pain." Also, very popular steel products with the inscription Я PADA: the re-branded PRADA when changing letters with Slavic style turns into a positive motto "I'm glad"! In the collection of the beginning designer there are many other products, for example, with the stylistics of Soviet prison romantic.

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Near Riga there was a powerful explosion http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/near-riga-there-was-a-powerful-explosion Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:05:37 +0300

In a private house in a suburban village near Saulkrasti the explosion occurred, found the bodies of five people. Among the victims is a minor. To a scene there arrived the staff of the National armed forces and experts of the State police. From unofficial sources there was information that the house was kept pyrotechnics. Police stress that it is unknown whether the thundered explosion because of the pyrotechnics. Due to the large-scale fire until 6 o'clock in the morning had completely blocked the traffic on the road Saulkrasti-Ragana

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