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Latvian award ceremony 2018 | Photo: Chancery of the President of Latvia
Latvian award ceremony 2018 | Photo: Chancery of the President of Latvia

Latvian Award Ceremony 2018

On 19 May 2018, the Latvian award ceremony took place in the Grand House of the Riga Latvian Society. As in previous years, the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis took part in the ceremony to congratulate and award the winners.

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Kristians Malgins | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Kristians Malgins | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Latvian Student Researched His Great-Grandmother's Deportation to Siberia

Kristians' ninety-seven year-old great-grandmother is a good storyteller. So what was more natural than to interview her about her own deportation and that of her family to Siberia by Soviet authorities in 1949? Take a look at what Kristians said about his competition entry.

Latvian Award Ceremony 2017  | Photo: Chancery of the President of Latvia
Latvian Award Ceremony 2017 | Photo: Chancery of the President of Latvia

President of Latvia Honours Latvian Prize Winners in Riga

On 20 May, the 25 winners and their tutors of the 16th Latvian History Competition were awarded by the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis. The ceremony took place in the Grand House of the Riga Latvian Society.

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Elīna Jātniece | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Elīna Jātniece | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Latvian Example of Historical Research

Elīna wanted to learn more about the history of her family and how different ruling powers affected the life stories of her family members. She was surprised about the number of documents available in the archive regarding her great-grandfather. He had been interrogated by the Cheka, the Soviet Secret Service. Take a look at what Elīna said in her competition entry.