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1 The most important, events and persons of latvians history between 1990 th – 2012 th

2 Before 1990 th … Until 1990 th Latvia was included in the Soviet Union. Latvia was not independent country. The flag of Soviet Latvia

3 The Baltic Way or Baltic Chain was a peaceful political demonstration that occurred on August 23, Approximately two million people joined their hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometres across the three Baltic states – Estonian SSR, Latvian SSR, and Lithuanian SSR, republics of the Soviet Union. It was first attempt to get free and independent country

4 May 4, The Declaration "On the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia was adopted on 4 May 1990, by the Supreme Soviet of the Latvian SSR.

5 The Barricades The Barricades were events that took place between 13 and 27 January 1991 in Latvia. Latvia, which had declared independence from the Soviet Union a year earlier, anticipated that Soviet Union might attempt to violently regain control over the country.

6 Latvia was free and independent again. And there are many persons and events that we are proud of!

7 Our presidents Guntis Ulmanis Vaira Vīķe – Freiberga Valdis Zatlers Andris Bērziņš

8 Our national currency - Lats since 1993.

9 Politicians Anatolijs Gorbunovs is a Latvian politician who served as the parliamentary speaker during the last years of Soviet regime in Latvia and during the first years after the country regained its independence.

10 Political events The 2006 Riga summit or the 19th NATO Summit was a NATO summit held in Riga, Latvia from 28 to 29 November The most important topics discussed were the War in Afghanistan and the future role and borders of the alliance.

11 Latvia in European Union since 2004.

12 Culture The Latvian Song and Dance Festival is an important event in Latvian culture and social life. The All-Latvian Song and Dance Festival has been held since 1873, normally every five years. The next Latvian Song and Dance Festival will take place on summer 2013.

13 Choir Kamēr The most popular choir in Latvia. Choir got Worlds Grand Prix in Hungary. The conductor of choir – Janis Liepins.

14 World – famous opera singers Kristine Opolais

15 Elina Garanca

16 World – famous pop band Brainstorm

17 World – famous singer Marie N

18 Eirovision song contest 2003 in Riga! Latvian singer Marie N wins Eirovision Song contest 2002 and its givs right to Latvia to organize Eirovision song contest 2003

19 Our sport achievements Olimpic medal owners Bronze 6 medals Silver 13 medals Gold 3 medals

20 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championship in Riga

21 National Ice Hockey Team

22 Ice hockey team Dinamo Riga Dinamo Riga is a professional ice hockey team based in Riga, Latvia. It is a member of the Bobrov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

23 Basketball The Latvian women's national basketball team is the national basketball team representing Latvia. It is administrated by the Latvian Basketball Association. It has participated in EuroBasket Women three times and once in the Olympic Games.

24 National women basketball team

25 Manufacturing Laima chocholate Spilva meal dressings

26 We all are proud of these persons, events and factories! It brings latvias name around the all world!


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