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  • Mansky’s arrival energises Riga International Film Festival
    finances that the festival would die But our festival grew twice as big in fact when we won a number of awards in Europe The Russian state believes Mansky should not have felt entitled to funding Mansky has no right to ask for money from the state whose position he rejects stated the Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky in November 2014 It s paradoxical that most of the films in the program of this year s ArtDocFest directly relate to Russia but cannot be showed in this country said Mansky during his interview Tensions between Mansky and the Russian government commenced in the spring of 2014 after he signed the We Are With You open letter which was intended to take a firm stand on what was and still is occurring in Ukraine Mansky was himself born in Lviv Ukraine A mutual collaboration between the RigaIFF and ArtDocFest the relocation of ArtDocFest to Riga will allow Mansky to continue his efforts in presenting cutting edge world premieres and allow Mansky to continue to raise various questions beyond political comfort zones Also featured during the festival was Mansky s recent documentary Iconoscope It is a film that aims to reveal the hypnotic power of television Mansky s newest newest film In the Rays of the Sun is about North Korea It was screened at the Leipzig Film Festival during late October and will have its official world premiere at Tallinn s Black Nights festival in November The capital Mansky raised in numerous other European countries for his new film he pumped back into the Latvian economy I ve been working with a Latvian composer for the soundtrack for the film the recording was done in Latvia as was the film s montage But Latvia hasn t invested in the film at all said Mansky We are spending and investing money in Latvia through this film project and this movie is being invited to the biggest international movie festivals and the country of production includes Latvia Mansky commented that he considers it surprising and wrong that Latvia should not have a big international professional film festival I will do what I can to change this situation said Mansky Mansky is also working on a new documentary which will involve a Latvian producer and ten other countries I think it will be the biggest Latvian co production in recent years said Mansky Mansky believes that the Latvian movie industry hasn t found itself yet It lost the Soviet market and hasn t been able to capture the European market Today s Latvian actors lack status in Europe Mansky believes Furthermore for Mansky he is surprised and does not understand why Estonia being a smaller country compared to Latvia is able to find more funding than Latvia to support its movie industry including documentary filmmaking I would like to remind you that last year an Estonian movie was nominated for an Oscar Mansky was referring to the Estonian film Tangerines directed produced and written

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    with Adazi break in incident A Latvian pro Kremlin extremist has also been charged in relation to the incident which saw two Russian citizens illegally enter a Latvian milit Read More United States Army to set up supply point in Marijampole On Thursday October 15 the Lithuanian army confirmed its United States counterpart is setting up a supply point in the southern Lithuani Read More Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Tomas Berzinskas a spokesman for Lithuania s interior ministry has confirmed refugees will be asked a number of questions about their rel Read More Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn TALLINN Protestors marched through the Estonian capital today bearing flags banners and torches of fire part of a 24 hour anti immig Read More Ex Polish President Lithuania and Poland need to step up their defence capacities According to former Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine Lithuania and Poland should continue step Read More Polish Film Festival kicks off in Vilnius October 13 2015 will see the start of the 15th Polish Film Festival in Vilnius Read More Estonia to head Baltic battalion in NATO training exercises Over 500 members of the Estonian Scouts Battalion will head to Spain for a NATO Response Force NRF training exercise Read More Previous 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 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

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  • The citizenship that was stolen from us: a short reflection on the recent debates on integration of Russian speakers in Estonia.
    and language in Estonia is a never ending one More than two decades have passed since Estonia regained its independence and many steps have been made towards the integration of its vast Russian speaking minority Yet the country seems to have so far failed to fully embrace its multinational and multicultural nature remaining stuck in the ethnic dimension of the nation building process This paper is a short reflection on the current debates surrounding the minority integration and is based primarily on an article that appeare 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 Rhetoric at the Riga Conference what we talk about when we talk about war with Russia What refugees are running from What changes lie in store for Poland Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles The phantom of separatism in Latgale EDITORIAL The Baltic Security Question Baltics 2015 The long march to Paris 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 Baltic Sea region Read more

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  • Crazy Old Russia
    together to battle against it The scenes of Putin and Barack Obama shaking hands and both of them looking like the other one just released intestinal gas were priceless but I digress This once again has been Russia doing things its own special way When it was decided by the aforementioned puppet Parliament that yes Vladimir you just go ahead and compensate for your runty size by using big big weapons a mid level apparatchik from the Russian military turned up at the US Embassy in Baghdad and basically said We re going to start bombing in half an hour so please get your airplanes out of the way He probably didn t say please but that was the gist of it In the event of course it turned out that Russia s actual purpose was not particularly to combat the Islamic State it was to combat anyone and anything that was opposing the regime of the brutal dictator that is Bashar al Assad This would include forces that the United States is at least theoretically supporting equally priceless was the admission by a high ranking US military official at a congressional hearing that after spending millions of dollars the United States had managed to train exactly five yes five rebels to America s liking but I digress again What could possibly go wrong with American and Russian warplanes sharing the same airspace for the first time since forever Yes apparently the two militaries are talking to one another to avoid any accidents but this still raises the question of the end game in this situation The Obama Administration has been quite clear about the need to get rid of Assad and his cronies The Putin Administration has been equally clear in insisting that he must be kept in office This is oil and water Something will have to give Particularly given that as is its wont Russia has been busily denying that it has killed any civilians that some of the missiles that it fired off from thousands of miles away didn t come anywhere close to their intended targets etc Lying is rule number one in the Russian codebook That s no partner no matter what Putin claimed at the UN From Latvia s perspective the goings on in Syria and in the broader Middle East are not of immediate military interest We don t have any warplanes to contribute and no one is talking about a land war whether American led or otherwise just now What the ongoing chaos does mean however is that the number of refugees and asylum seekers fetching up on Europe s shores is not going to stop it is going to increase even further Our political class has already gone through conniption fits about the 700 refugees whom we are expected to absorb already What will happen if it turns out that there have to be more Will the government be prepared Will there be facilities to accommodate the refugees Will Darla

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  • Reet Aus: Estonian fashion designer saving the planet
    small and loyal team goes to Dhaka Bangladesh to find the factory where the jeans were made She manages to find a factory that works on behalf of Zara s parent company Inditex Out of Fashion in spite its focus on the ostensibly dry topic of factory production takes the audience on a journey and tells a number of human stories as Aus persuades Mr Naved the surprisingly welcoming boss of the factory to work with her on producing a run of upcycled garments We also see meetings with managers at sceptical and at times cynical fashion multinationals as the indefatigable Aus and her team present their ideas on making fashion less about waste Aus explained later The best way to do upcycling is to add it into normal production and to do it on site so for example H M would have their own line and an upcycling line If you look at the small brands doing upcycling there are a lot of them but the influence is extremely small It s best to do it all as part of the production process because when I was getting the waste materials and taking them to a factory it was very time consuming to get an upcycling product out That s why upcycling hasn t been so successful in Europe yet To adapt it for mass production there has to be very good co operation between the brand the production and the designers It s an extremely complicated system because it s global Big companies all have a corporate social responsibility strategy Sometimes initiatives are accused of being greenwash that is making a company look superficially good without changing what happens within When questioned about why she was unconcerned about the potential of being just another good news story for a big fashion company Aus replied because I really think it has to start from somewhere And even if they use it as marketing message first finally they will be in the situation they have to go sustainable Everybody knows that Upcycling Aus feels will remain a niche within the wider fashion industry rather than the norm Upcycling can t be very big because it deals with waste but it can be always part of conventional production It helps to bring back to production around 52 per cent of waste Estonian innovators frequently make their name offering niche solutions to problems which then grow into very serious initiatives Transferwise looked at the problem of banks being able to overcharge in their view for currency exchange and proposed a solution that has grown in popularity Aus in some ways is similarly taking on established practices with a new perspective Her influence runs deep in the latest generation of fashion designers Established designers in the main have not grown up with upcycling in mind however students of Fashion Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts where Aus teaches are environmentally conscious while also keen to make individual statements that leave a positive

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  • Getlini opens ‘biggest and most modern’ waste separation plant in the Baltics
    rubbish a brand new waste separation facility was officially opened this week at the site of the Getlini landfill in the outskirts of Riga No fewer than five high level politicians were present to deliver congratulatory speeches bordering on the hyperbolic Latvia s president Raimonds Vejonis Riga mayor Nils Usakovs vice mayor Andris Ameriks Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Kaspars Gerhards and Stopini municipality where Getlini is officially located chairman Janis Pumpurs 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 Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 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

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  • Latvia’s Citadele Bank extends IPO closing date to Nov. 13
    13 BNS was told at the bank The deadline for subscription to Citadele Bank shares has been moved to 3 p m Nov 13 2015 The final pricing of the bank s shares is likely to be announced on Nov 16 2015 and trading in Citadele Bank shares on Nasdaq Riga and global depositary receipts GDRs on the London Stock Exchange might begin on Nov 23 2015 The bank s representatives said that the closing date for the IPO was ext 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 Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 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

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    offences Read More Lithuania swears in 600 new army conscripts Lithuania s Defence Ministry confirmed on October 9 2015 600 new conscripts were sworn in across three battalions in three Lithuanian ci Read More Bulgaria Romania join Estonian initiative to investigate crimes of communism Estonian Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu recently met with his Romanian and Bulgarian counterparts who voiced their willingness to join the i Read More Second arrest but questions linger over Maidan exhibition The Latvian police on Thursday detained a second man suspected of carrying out Read More Lithuania could begin importing U S gas as early as 2016 Lithuania s Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis believes Lithuania could begin importing gas from the United States as soon as 2016 Read More Lithuania not expecting changes in Belarus Lithuanian politicians and experts do not expect any major changes in Belarus after the Sunday s elections which were won by presidential i Read More Kremlin responds to deployment of UK troops in Baltics and Poland Speaking a news briefing on October 9 2015 Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said the deployment of British military servi Read More Great Britain to deploy long term troops to Baltic States October 8 2015 saw Great Britain announce the long term deployment of troops in Lithuania Latvia Estonia and Poland 13 Read More Previous 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 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

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