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Mayor of Latvian Capital: Putin Is 'Best Thing Possible' for Latvia

Kevin M. F. Platt | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Kevin M. F. Platt

The mayor of the Latvian capital city Riga, Nil Ushakov, stated yesterday in Moscow that for Latvia, "the best thing possible right now is President Vladimir Putin." His presence in Moscow and his comments about Putin illustrate how far the views of many Latvians diverge from the Western mainstream on relations between Russia and the West.

The American Path to Citizenship: Mass Statelessness in America

Richard Brodsky | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

All over the world there is turmoil about how nations turn immigrants into citizens. The debates lay bare distressing truths about racial and cultural divides.

Wrong Lessons From Latvia for the Eurozone

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

If there's one simple lesson that most of the world -- if not the European authorities -- seems to be learning from the prolonged crisis in Europe, it's that fiscal tightening is not the proper response to a recession.

Latvia's government resigns amid economic crisis

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIGA, Latvia — Latvia's center-right coalition government resigned Friday after weeks of instability brought on by the country's economic collap...

Latvians Riot As Country Faces Financial Meltdown

Readrussia.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Watching black-helmeted military police subdue protesters in the streets of Riga this Tuesday felt shocking on two distinct levels. For one thing, the...