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Saeima gathers for a special meeting dedicated to Independence Restoration Day

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Author: Ernests Dinka/Saeima ChancelleryThis Sunday, May 4th, there will be a festive Saeima meeting dedicated to the Day of Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia.

The meeting will begin 12:00 with a speech from Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Aboltina.

Latvia’s President, ex-presidents, ministers and members of the Supreme Council who voted for the restoration of independence of the Republic of Latvia, foreign diplomats and representatives of international organizations in Latvia are all invited to attend this meeting.

The traditional photo-op is planned to be held at the entrance to the Saeima building at 13:15.

At 14:00 members of the Saeima Praesidium and deputies will participate in the festive ceremony of laying of flowers at the Freedom Monument.


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  1. mike walsh says:

    I wish the Baltic States well; long may they retain their independence and their cultural identity. Between them, and out of all proportion to many other nations, the Baltic States have produced men and women who have through their expertise showered the world with benefits.
    The best way to maintain this independence is to make friends, not enemies with one’s neighbours. Stop behaving aggressively towards neighbours.
    Become a great deal more independent by removing from your lands a military colossus placed there by an imploding US(SR) 3,000 miles distant. Everyone but a halfwit knows that democracy in the U.S. sense is as useless a term as it was in the German ‘Democratic’ Republic.
    As far as the nation-killing U.S. is concerned the Baltic States is a convenient European battle ground from which to engage Russia. US losses will be a few token dumb servicemen who opted for the armed forces rather than the Chicago dole queue.
    I QUOTE: ‘Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.’ Henry Kissinger as  quoted in Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POW in Vietnam (1990) by Monika Jensen-Stevenson and William Stevenson. 

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    • Linda says:

      The Baltic States are not enemies with their neighbours, it is the neighbour who doesn’t want to be friends but overlord. After all, Estonia is known as “honoured enemy” by Russia. The Russians who have lived in the area for years, etc., do not want Russian government interference and ferment on their behalf. Russia has in the past, recent past and most likely currently and probably future, sought to dictate terms, undermine government organs and divide the peoples of the region. Examples may be the insistence of military bases “to protect”, dictate on trading partners, seeking to prevent the joining of international organisations, disinformation, accusations of racism and other ‘isms, cyber war in attempt to destroy IT reliance in the case of Estonia and her governmental and other institutions, the attempt to route a pipeline over Estonian territory and if that would be going through “protection” and intimidation as can be seen similarly in Ukraine with the gas. The problem with Russia and her “aid” is that Russia doesn’t go home unlike other more helpful states.

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  2. Andrej says:

    look like Walsh at it again! Dick!

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    • Anonymous says:

      yeah! shame on him! Having an opinion that it different than what is commonly accepted! How dare he have a personal opinion!

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