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  • Lithuania grants political asylum to Russian journalist Nekrasov
    refugee on Sept 17 and that I was granted a long term permit to live in the Republic of Lithuania Nekrasov told BNS on Monday He said he was happy about fast and objective processing of his asylum application Nekrasov said he planned to start a small business in Lithuania I also plan to learn the Lithuanian language to better integrate with the society where I will probably have to live at least a few years until the situation in Russia changes said the Russian journalist I am happy and grateful for the opportunity to live and work here and be fully useful in my country Russia and Lithuania he added The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS 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

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  • A Dollmaker’s Delight
    nature and were a delight to behold Santa Liepa from the Ināra Liepa s Travelling Doll Art Museum and an organiser of the festival noted that the Elena Gromova Gallery from Moscow made its first appearance in Riga and presented some truly outstanding dolls The Elena Gromova Gallery first opened ten years ago and has gained an international reputation for its prestigious permanent exhibitions its educational center as well as being an organizer of conferences and scientific research in the field of art Furthermore several more names which in the doll art world require no introduction had their dolls on show at the festival Russian Alexandra Khudyakova for one who has attained perfection in the genre of classic doll making Khudyakova s porcelain works are naturalistic and elegant and her dolls outfits detailed and luxurious Tatiana Bayeva Ima Narodickaya and many other brilliant artists exhibited their creations at the festival The Festival has created according to Santa Liepa a completely new and vibrant addition to Riga s cultural life I think that the European Professional Doll Art Festival gives everyone an excellent opportunity to expand their horizon of what is happening in the world of visual art and also for Latvian aspiring artists to establish creative contacts with world class artists she said Not to mention gaining tremendous experience and inspiration in viewing so many outstanding artworks which have been assembled in one place for the festival She added Our aim is to show how diverse the doll art can be mysterious serious provocative gentle playful affectionate sensuous striking sometimes not understandable and acceptable by all and yet outstanding because it can show the essence of human nature our emotions and world perception Maintaining it for future generations is our way of giving testimony of the time we live in Inara Liepa has herself spent more than 20 years to the promotion and development of professional dolls art in Latvia and abroad She has since 1990 taken part in professional dolls art exhibitions throughout the world She is the founder of Riga s Dolls Art Museum The Museum has seen its fair share of challenges In 2012 it had to vacate its premises in Old Riga This however enabled Liepa to reconsider the Museum s existence The museum as Liepa stated faced either closing or developing a new type of operation When I was packing the exposition I had an idea of creating a travelling exposition and now it is suitcases that have become homes for the museum s dolls and toys she said pointing out that her reinvented style of exhibiting the works in a nomadic way has been widely praised across Europe Santa Liepa also noted that the Estonian doll art studio 14 steps also presented a unique exhibition as did doll artists from Pskov Latvia was represented not only by the country s young talent students of the Art Academy of Latvia and the Riga Design and Art School but also by noted and much loved Latvian

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  • Lithuanian Defence Minister: Russian airbase would undermine Belarus' goals
    fuel tension in our region and would have a negative impact on bilateral Lithuanian Belarusian relations Olekas told BNS on September 21 2015 It would also undermine Belarus goal to normalise its relations with the European Union and NATO The minister noted Belarus and Russia s military relations were widely known but expressed hope that Belarus leadership will not let itself dragged into further implementation of Russia s aggressive policy towards its neighbours and the NATO alliance Olekas also paid attention to the fact that Minsk has so far not expressed its position on the matter Putin who met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in the southern Russian coastal city of Sochi last week ordered the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs to hold negotiations with their Belarusian counterparts on the establishment of a Russian air base in Belarus Lukashenko however has not yet commented on Putin s initiative Russia now has radio transmitters and navy communication objects in Belarus which neighbours NATO members Lithuania Latvia Poland and Ukraine However the planned airbase would be the first of its kind 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

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  • Playing it cool
    Lord of the Rings Steve Vai Vinnie Colaiuta aka Frank Zappa Jeff Beck Band Joe Zawinul from the Miles Davis Band and Weather Report and many other illustrious musicians Furthermore 229 Grammy Awards have collectively been awarded to 99 Berklee alumni And in 1971 Berklee awarded its first honorary doctorate on Duke Ellington Kolmanis commenced playing the guitar when he was 15 His mother is a noted Latvian film director Inara Kolmane who has directed a number of internationally well known films like the documentary on Andrei Sakharov called My Husband Andrei Sakharov the feature film Mona and her latest work Ruch and Norie The latest film is based on a moving story about unconventional and intimate friendship which develops between two individuals a young Japanese anthropology student from Kyoto and an 81 year old Latvian woman from the ethnographic Suiti community in Latvia which is part the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage Allen Bush the Director of Media Relations at the Berklee College of Music informed The Baltic Times from Boston of the past and present enrollment figures relating to Baltic students studying at Berklee From Estonia six students have been enrolled historically all six received scholarships none have as yet graduated from Lithuania no students have enrolled or will be entering this year From Latvia four students have enrolled historically two on scholarships all four graduated Kolmanis was accepted in the guitar and vocal department and received a scholarship of 20 000 US dollars Grigorjeva was accepted in the bass guitar and vocal department She is the first musician from Latvia to receive a full scholarship Zile was accepted in the drum and percussion department and will receive a scholarship of 16 000 US dollars It was a busy summer for the Coolmans Report They headlined at one of the biggest festivals in Lithuania Bliuzo Naktys together with Justina Lee Brown described as one of the most promising female vocalists in the music industry said Kolmanis They performed at the Positivus festival the annual three day summer music and culture festival held in Salacgriva Latvia together with American blues and soul singer songwriter guitarist and bandleader from New Orleans Eugene Hideaway Bridges And at the opening ceremony of the Latvian Youth Song and Dance festival which drew over 37 000 young dancers and choir singers from all over Latvia Kolmanis is most grateful to the band s mentor and current manager Dailes Zigis as well as to one of the best bands he has heard and had the chance to learn from Latvian Blues Band also to the bands school the Riga Cathedral Choir School and their teachers the head of the jazz department Talis Gzibovskis and Indriķis Veitners who helped the band prepare for their final exam and of course our parents Without all of them we would not know what we know now and maybe would not even have played music said Kolmanis Comments Related Articles Vilnius gets vision Gingerbread Mania 2015 Latvian State Choir launches

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  • First refugees to arrive in Estonia by end of 2015
    end of this year Deputy Secretary general of the Ministry of Social Affairs Rait Kuuse said at a news conference on September 21 2015 He explained that specialists from the social affairs and interior ministries will soon travel to Italy Greece or Hungary to select the families who will be accepted Those arriving in Estonia country will immediately be given refugee status and will not be placed in a refugee centre They will taken directly to the state allocated housing prepared for them Kuuse said the arrival of first refugees could be used for obtaining experience and testing the state s reception systems and mechanisms This way experience will increase and we ll be able to use this information to prepare for the future he said Initial preparedness for the arrival of those 4 5 families is fully in place Ministry officials are unwilling to disclose at this point exactly where the arriving families will be relocated to Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline 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

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    Russian court sentences Eston Kohver to 15 years imprisonment On Wednesday August 19 a court in the Russian town of Pskov sentenced Eston Kohver a member of the Estonian Internal Security Service to 15 y Read More Disagreements over minimum wage in Latvia continue According to Latvia s Welfare Minister Uldis Augulis the country s minimum wage should be kept at its current level of 360 euros per Read More Duda visit to Estonia reflects Lithuanian Polish relations A number of Lithuania s political figureheads believe recently elected Polish President Andrzej Duda s decision to make Estonia and Read More Latvia s Culture Minister wrong to deny women the burqa According to Latvia s Culture Minister Dace Melbarde it would be wrong to deny Muslim women the right to wear the burqa Read More Linkevicius accuses Putin of undermining Minsk agreements Lithuania s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of deliberately undermining the Minsk ceas Read More Duda will make Estonia his first foreign trip as Polish President Andrzej Duda will make his first trip abroad as Polish President to Estonia on August 23 2015 Duda was invite Read More Lithuanian government approves three year bailout deal for Greece On Monday August 17 2015 the Lithuanian government approved a three year bailout deal for Greece The deal is Read More Previous 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 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

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  • President Vejonis' approval ratings at over 60 percent
    carried out by Latvian statistics bureau Latvijas Fakti in August 2015 as many of 60 6 percent of Latvians view the country s president Raimonds Vejonis as positive When asked to define their opinion about the Latvian president s performance 60 6 percent choose the answers positive or rather positive However 13 5 percent of respondents had negative or rather negative opinion about Vejonis There were also 25 9 percent of undecided respondents Vejonis public approval ratings have been growing since he took office as the Latvian president in early July this year In July 2015 55 2 percent of respondents viewed Vejonis as positive or rather positive while 13 7 percent held a negative opinion Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court 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 Our news analysis and

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  • Lithuania's head of Jewish community approves Vilnius' Palace of Concerts and Sports reconstruction
    a resident of Vilnius I would like to see the area become attractive and well kept Kukliansky told journalists on September 17 2015 It would allow all Vilnius residents to enjoy spending time there and for the former Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports to not to become a rubbish tip or a shelter for homeless people and drunkards We want that place where the cemetery used to be to look good so I believe our wishes with our government match The state will buy the former Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports for 5 6 million euros Built during the Soviet occupation of Lithuania in 1971 the Palace of Concerts and Sports was closed in 2004 It was put on the Cultural Heritage Register in 2006 The complex was built on the site of an old Jewish cemetery that had been there since the 16th century It was closed in the 19th century and the majority of graves were destroyed by the Soviets during the construction of the complex Any surface boundaries of the cemetery were also destroyed 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

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