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Traditional Baltic Remedies

When your eyes hurt, then you must cut out of freshly baked bread a round crust from the end, and place it on top of a glass. When the glass has fogged up, smear your eye with the condensation.

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10 Questions: Tanel Padar

Internationally, Tanel is probably best known for winning the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest with his then boyband 2XL and singer Dave Benton.

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ACROSS THE BALTIC, A Mission to Raise Awareness of Communist Crimes

In the historiography of the Baltic countries, the Kingdom of Sweden these days is most often painted as a benevolent force of moral superiority in history books filled with the collusion of Germany and Russia.

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THE CASTLE OF LIGHT

Creating proper facilities to house Latvia’s national heritage has been plagued with false starts and delays for almost a century. Since the dawn of democratic Latvia in 1918, the Latvian National Library has been without a permanent home of its own.

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A day in the life of a Prima Ballerina, Elza Leimane

Ballet has been performed in Latvia by the Latvian National Ballet Company, since the first performance in 1922.

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How do you want to be remembered?

John or Jane Doe, John Q. Public, Joe Blow, or John Schmoe. Well that’s what it would be in the Good Ol’ US of A, if you were unfortunate to become deceased and unidentifiable.

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Party Port - Drinking and dancing in Klaipeda

Tossed back and forth between rulers and playing host to everyone from Hitler to Soviet defectors, Klaipeda was one of Europe's jumpiest geo...

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Byte Hard ! CYBER WARFARE

Estonia is preparing to save the world from horrible hackers, sinister cyber-criminals and rampaging robots, says Mike Collier.

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Reversing the Brain Drain

Estonia’s President Toomas Ilves on labor, welfare and migration

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Who saved Latvia’s Freedom Monument?

The most revered landmark in the center of the Latvian capital owes its survival through the 50-year Soviet occupation to a Russian sculptor – an irony in a country where tensions between Russians and Latvians often run high.

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