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Latvia, Home to Mrs. Universe 2008

Everyone knows one of the top five reasons to go to Latvia is for the gorgeous women.

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Independence on the Big Screen

This is about how Estonian filmmakers have portrayed their country’s own struggle for independence on film.

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An Open Life: Interview with Maris Sants

Maris Sants, mathematician, pastor and psychotherapist, was one of the very first openly gay public figures in Latvia.

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Lithuania Goes Fundamentally Moral

In recent months, Seimas, the Lithuanian parliament, has been occupied with highly sensitive, moral dilemmas.

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Estonian Seaman Captured by Pirates

Pirates lurking in Somali waters recently hijacked a cargo ship with a multinational crew of 15 men, including one Estonian mate, and are demanding a ransom of up to one million dollars (646,000 euros).

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Puzzles and recipes

Puzzles and recipes

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Roberto Meloni - 10 Questions

Roberto Meloni is Latvia’s resident Italian. He moved here to teach Italian, learnt Latvian and has become a local celebrity.

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NEXT STOP: The New Cold War

One of the reasons I routinely attempt to connect Estonia to other northern European countries for readers used to seeing it portrayed as just another piece of the geopolitical puzzle, is that Estonia is blessed with a quality one might find in Bergen, Reykjavik, Umea, or Oulu: isolation.

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