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  • Star studded line up at this year’s Positivus
    true minimalist and ascetic adding the lyrics of Mihail Kuzmin Federico Garcia Lorca and Josif Brodsk to his own compositions Nastavsev is known for having meaningful soul bearing conversations with his audience through his music Nastavsev is the first announced Arts and Nature stage artist with the rest of the line up coming soon This year s Arts and Nature stage will be re introduced with a brand new concept Robert Plant The Sensational Space Shifters St Vincent Basement Jaxx Tom Odell Jungle and many others are also amongst the first Positivus Festival 2015 artist names Never before has the first Positivus Festival artist line up list been as elaborate as this year s It s safe to say that Robert Plant The Sensational Space Shifters will be the most legendary festival performers One of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll is set to perform tracks from his magnificent and critically acclaimed album recorded with The Sensational Space Shifters as well as some timeless Led Zeppelin classics This year s line up will also feature several live electronica bands countless dance floor anthem producers and two BRIT Award winners Basement Jaxx Mercury Prize nominated modern soul debutants of 2014 Jungle and the most ingenious contemporary alternative music diva and winner of 2015 Grammy award St Vincent Tirelessly crazy parties will be thrown by the energetic indie pop artists Fenech Soler and the psychedelic King Gizzard The Lizard Wizards After a two year break Positivus Festival will once again host bittersweet lyricist Tom Odell who s currently working on his new album Other festival heartthrobs will include the vivid musical landscape painter Jack Garratt and one of the most promising US American singer songwriters Max Jury Many might find bands like the mysterious Swedish electro pop band Kate Boy or the passionate Irish songstress Soak to be unexpectedly enjoyable festival discoveries Festival artists announced so far Lattelecom stage Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Placebo Kasabian Tom Odell Jungle Warpaint Ewert and the Two Dragons St Vincent Basement Jaxx Everything Everything DaGamba Sinfonietta Riga Juventus King Gizzard the Lizard Wizards Fenech Soler Eugene Hideaway Bridges Coolman Report Nordea stage Jack Garratt Charlie XCX Lamb Rival Sons Elliphant Kate Boy Peace Indiana Public Access T V East India Youth The Sound Poets Max Jury Ghostpoet Bokka Iza PeR Palladium stage Vok Rangleklods Soak Jennie Abrahamson Triana Park Sigma The Big Bluff Rigas Modes Pienvedeja piedzivojumi Moontalk Garbanotas Bosistas Laime Pilniga DJ Jonathan Toubin Badass Yuki cirkl Curly Strings Gore Lana Lexsoul Dancemachine MiaMee Tallinn Daggers DJ Toms Grevins Oded Kafri Neon Saturdays I Love You stage Mona de bo Super Besse Inokentijs Marpls Momend Laika Suns The Bongo Club Galvanic Elephants Wurffel DJ Krankenwagen Zebra Island Parara Future Folk Orchestra The Werg Sibyl Vane The Pink Elephant Matiss Klavins Alise Joste NEOV DJ Peteris Bajars DJ Klavs Lauls Red Bull Music Academy stage Araabmuzik Egyptian Lover Dorian Concept Trio DJ Sliink Breach DJ AI VA DJ Mr

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    Read More Fear Not 25 Years Later Prague Monsignor Professor Dr Tomas Halik s delivered the following speech at the State of Europe Forum in Riga last month Read More Viljandi the quaintest of towns VILJANDI This is part two of our series showcasing towns in the Baltics beyond the tried and tested choices of Tallinn Riga and Vilni Read More Didn t See That Coming When early in chapter three the Liv servant Erene shouts We re on fire They ve set the house on fire you will pro Read More Le Fragole del Baltico MILAN Le fragole del Baltico Baltic strawberries provides a fascinating insight into Latvian contemporary art The plan was fo Read More Kalamaja The District Changing Tallinn Forever TALLINN It takes an unprepossessing red and white tram to get to the part of Tallinn that has for some years been at the centre of its flouris Read More A Midsummer Day s Dream Since pagan times the Summer Solstace the longest day and the shortest night of the year has been cause for celebration through Read More Celebrating the craft at Ollesummer TALLINN In its four days the Ollesummer beer festival will host more than 60 000 visitors and nearly one hundred artists from both Estonia an Read More Previous 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and

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  • Rediscovering Isaiah Berlin
    doubted if he would leave a lasting contribution to scholarship beyond a small number of scattered essays Hardy s research revealed that Berlin had published well over 150 pieces by the late 1970s Hardy s subsequent editing of Berlin s essays made Berlin s most important work widely available Hardy has since 1990 worked full time on Berlin s unpublished essays lectures and correspondences He has to date co edited 17 volumes of Berlin s writings plus new editions of 10 of these volumes as well as a 4 volume edition of Berlin s letters whose last volume will be published later this year and 3 books about Berlin Cottrell described Hardy as One of the finest editors on God s Green earth What Hardy s work has done is to give Isaiah Berlin s work a structure and it is a monumental structure said Cottrell Berlin was one of the greatest conversationalist of his time A mantel he inherited from Virginia Woolf and passed to Tom Stoppard That Berlin may be lost to us continued Cottrell His ideas however thanks to the tireless work of Hardy are not lost to us They still matter and they could serve as a blueprint for Latvian society notes Irina Kuzencova the event s coordinator Isaiah Berlin is a prominent liberal thinker and historian of ideas whose ideas on freedom and value pluralism we wish to promote in Latvia she said We believe that individual freedom and value pluralism are essential elements of a democratic society and culture Documenting the past Former BBC producer David Herman was in town to see the showing of his 1990s documentary He told The Baltic Times that he had met Isaiah Berlin on a number of occasions during the 1990s when he produced three programmes for the BBC with Michael Ignatieff The film which was shown in Riga was the one made in 1992 and the only one shown during Berlin s life time The two other programmes filmed for the BBC in 1995 were only shown after Berlin s death in 1997 Berlin was charming friendly decent He was already in his 80s when I met him He was at his heyday in the 1950s 60s and 70s By that I mean that was when he was most famous as a political philosopher but also when he was an enormously exciting speaker He was incredibly fluent a famous and brilliant speaker who lectured on the radio and whose lectures at Oxford were famous events said Herman During 20 years as a TV producer Herman was able to meet many great figures from Stephen Spielberg to Lauren Bacall from Yoko Ono to Czeslaw Milosz and from Saul Bellow to Leszek Kolakowski But Berlin was one of the most interesting men I ever met he was a great liberal philosopher famous for his ideas about pluralism and liberalism but he also had a fascinating life serving in the Second World War visiting Communist Russia in 1945 46 where he met Akhmatova and Pasternak He met Churchill and Kennedy Keynes Freud and Wittgenstein said Herman Herman recounted that Berlin hardly ever wrote or spoke about the Holocaust Many of his Jewish relatives were killed in Latvia but it was a subject he didn t go near He wrote about Soviet Communism which he hated but not Nazism Some believe this is because it was too sad a subject for him Herman said Others think it was out of guilt he could have spoken out about the Holocaust during the war but didn t He claimed he didn t know what was happening in central and east Europe I am sorry but I don t believe this As a British official working in Washington during the war few people were more likely to know what was happening to the Jews of Europe Even more strange his wartime letters hardly ever refer to his family in Latvia and their fate We didn t discuss this on any of the occasions when I met him but I think there was an element of cowardice in his silence He didn t want to rock the boat and cause trouble by speaking out about the Holocaust then or later An interesting example is when he wrote to TS Eliot attacking Eliot s famously anti semitic views But he was very restrained and didn t accuse Eliot of anti semitism in public Berlin did not address some of the great social movements of his time feminism civil rights and later gay rights But as Herman points out we have to remember he was born in 1909 so he was almost 60 in 1968 In fact if you read his letters from the Sixties you can see that he felt very out of place The late Sixties and 1970s were a low point in his career He was attacked by the New Left critics like Perry Anderson and Christopher Hitchens His letters from the time show how he identified with one of his favourite Russian writers Turgenev a liberal who felt out of touch with the new more radical young generation of Russians Berlin felt the same in Britain Like his contemporary Saul Bellow the Sixties were not a happy time for him He had little sympathy for student radicals feminists or Third World liberation movements said Herman However remember that he did address big issues of his time he was a passionate critic of Soviet Communism and Marxist determinism he championed Zionism and in the last ten years of his life Berlin s liberal ideas became more relevant at a time when Europe was haunted by old ghosts nationalism anti semitism irrationalism Recently a new generation of political writers and thinkers have returned to Berlin s ideas when writing about some of the problems that face us today writers like Tim Garton Ash Ian Buruma John Gray Michael Ignatieff and the late Tony Judt When my BBC programme with Berlin 1992 was shown in Riga

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  • Lunch with a photographer who won’t forget, and won’t keep quiet
    1918 the second room was the interwar period and the third was the Holocaust In a nod to a man who clearly knows the former Soviet bloc Schofield also travelled around Russia in 2010 11 for a photographic project he jokes as you know in all former communist countries there s a large middle aged lady sitting on a chair somewhere and I asked where s the fourth room She said there isn t one However Schofield holds the opinion that there should be as a number of Lithuanian Jews did survive the Holocaust but he feels it s a completely unknown chapter of Lithuanian history and a completely paradoxical one as well Dov Levin put it really well he explains He said the Nazis took the bodies but the Soviets took the souls It s really complicated and not many people have thought about it before The Red Army saved the few remaining Jews after the Nazis left but the Soviet system subjected them to years of misery and persecution While I ve come under a lot of criticism I myself am criticising the Soviet system with my pictures so maybe people should be happy because the USSR is reviled here And the criticism he has faced for his NGO and his artwork is something Schofield is conscious of but it appears that he almost welcomes it Well it d be a lie if I said the project wasn t politically motivated as well as culturally and creatively so it s a bloody good question he admits I think art should be political I don t try to make trouble with what I do I just find out interesting things from the past and try to do creative things with them In terms of criticism well yeah I ve had a lot from both the Lithuanian and Litvak communities he reveals In doing so he begins to lay out the root of problem and believes the education system in the Soviet Union is the cause You can quote me on this but what the USSR did to young peoples minds was a terrible thing and I believe the criticisms stem from that It s pointless talking to a 40 year old in Lithuania about this topic Interestingly Schofield points out the Jewish cemetery in Kaunas is a popular location for local drinkers As part of his project the artist collects the empty bottles cleans them and fills them with images of local Litvak life Since starting the project Schofield has thrown the bottles into one reservoir and one river and while not entirely sure where he s going with the project he hopes firstly they ll be found by someone related to Litvak culture but secondly the idea will shake up the Soviet ideal of art having to be pure for the state and not being anything naughty or dirty It ties into that Soviet idea that things have to be nice and things can be neither enigmatic nor

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  • Summer Months less popular than September for Lithuania’s Domestic Tourism
    pattern on the tourism activity of residents of the European Union EU can be observed The summer season June September accounts for more than half 51 9 percent of the total number of tourism nights spent by EU residents during the whole year A little more than 60 percent of these nights were spent in their own country domestic while almost 40 percent of summer season tourism nights were spent abroad outbound said Eurostat the stati The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area

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  • Litgas optimistic about importing LNG from the US to ensure energy security
    United States can provide security due to its pricing as the US companies offer a fixed price which is not linked to any indexes for a period of 20 years CEO of Lithuania s gas trader Litgas has said Dominykas Tuckus admits that LNG from the United States would now be more expensive than gas supplied by Russia s Gazprom yet this trend may reverse in the future The first trial shipments from the United States should reach Europe in December and commercial shipments in the middle of 2 The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Households purchasing power growing rapidly in Estonia Chief economist on Euro arrival and Rouble spiral Europe s Shadow Budget Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Small science delivers big results Sluggish times for Estonia s exports Kazakhstan following Russia s lead bans Baltic fish Estonia s anti money laundering laws clamp down on Bitcoin traders Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of

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  • The Estonian economy has entered a phase of slower growth
    Central Bank But it remains slower than before the crisis and growth of 2 2 this year is about the same as last year It will be 3 4 in the next two years which is the same as the long term growth capacity of Estonia Faster growth is restricted by the decline in population and by the current structure of production equipment and production technology which are more complex and costly to add to than was the case before Without structural reforms to support growth it could only exceed 4 tempo The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Households purchasing power growing rapidly in Estonia Chief economist on Euro arrival and Rouble spiral Europe s Shadow Budget Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Small science delivers big results Sluggish times for Estonia s exports Kazakhstan following Russia s lead bans Baltic fish Estonia s anti money laundering laws clamp down on Bitcoin traders Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly

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  • Annual inflation rose in May, indicating sustained demand
    was mostly due to price rises in some core inflation goods and services groups and a greater than usual for the seasonal average price rises in some groups of goods for which a seasonal fluctuation in prices is characteristic Thus data suggest a sustained demand The rise in oil prices in May compared to the April average was a little faster than in April therefore fuel merchants continued to gradually raise the retail prices of fuel they rose on average by 1 9 Yet overall the average pric The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Households purchasing power growing rapidly in Estonia Chief economist on Euro arrival and Rouble spiral Europe s Shadow Budget Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Small science delivers big results Sluggish times for Estonia s exports Kazakhstan following Russia s lead bans Baltic fish Estonia s anti money laundering laws clamp down on Bitcoin traders Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the

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