baltvideo.com http://baltvideo.com/ News video from baltic states Wed, 08 May 2019 20:27:17 +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 Memorial Day for the victims of the WWII in Lestene http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/memorial-day-for-the-victims-of-the-wwii-in-lestene Wed, 08 May 2019 20:27:17 +0300

An event commemorating the victims of the Second World War was held at the fraternal cemetery in Lestene. The event was attended by the Chairman of the Parliament of Latvia, Inara Murniece, parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Martins Stakis.

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Military parade in Jekabpils http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/military-parade-in-jekabpils Sat, 04 May 2019 17:45:59 +0300

The parade in honor of the restoration of independence of Latvia takes place every year in different cities of Latvia. This year the parade was held in Jekabpils. The parade was attended by soldiers, border guards, police, firefighters, as well as armed forces from other NATO countries. In total, over 700 people and 70 pieces of equipment took part in the parade.

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Military forces has "lost" a shell http://baltvideo.com/en/latvia/military-forces-has-lost-a-shell Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:18:59 +0300

The projectile of the National Armed Forces fell on the site of a resident of Latvia in the Saysky region near the Adazi military training ground, forming an impressively large funnel. According to local residents, there is a training ground near their real estate and howitzer shots are often heard. But the projectile for the limits of the polygon flew for the first time. A fire broke out at the site of the fall of the ammunition, but was quickly put out by rescuers. No one was hurt during the incident.

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"Toltal dictation” was read by Stanislav Cherchesov in Tallinn http://baltvideo.com/en/estonia/toltal-dictation-was-read-by-stanislav-cherchesov-in-tallinn Sat, 13 Apr 2019 18:25:23 +0300

This year, the text of the “total dictation” in the Tallinn track and field athletics hall was dictated by the head coach of the Russian national football team, Stanislav Cherchesov. There were so many people who wanted to get a dictation on the Russian language in Tallinn that it took several plots. At the site of the Center for Russian Culture, the text was dictated by the author of this year, Pavel Basinsky. At other venues of the city, theater and cinema actor Kirill Kyaro, as well as the actress of the Russian Theater, the director and TV anchor Tatyana Kosminina became dictators.

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Grandma's football championship was held in Keturvalakai http://baltvideo.com/en/lithuania/grandmas-football-championship-was-held-in-keturvalakai Sat, 13 Apr 2019 17:45:09 +0300

Football all ages. This is proved by pensioners from the Lithuanian town of Keturvalyakai, which is 170 kilometers west of Vilnius. There was a championship for the most popular game in the world. But not easy. For participation in it are not important past achievements, records and sponsorship contracts. The main thing - to have a grandson or granddaughter.

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Artists use Ukraine president's candy wrappers for portrait http://baltvideo.com/en/ukraine/artists-use-ukraine-presidents-candy-wrappers-for-portrait Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:16:47 +0300

As Ukraine heads in a presidential election on Sunday, two artists have created an unflattering portrait of incumbent Petro Poroshenko using sweet wrappers and bullet casings. The artists had to use 20 kilograms of candies made by a confectionary firm that he owns. Marchenko explained that the candy wrappers symbolize empty promises made to Ukrainians since Poroshenko came to power five years ago. Sat at a table covered with colorful wrappers, she described the Ukrainian people as being like a child craving democracy.

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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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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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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 ]]>