Riga World Trade Center's tasks are like in every Western oriented country. Perform international exhibitions, promote Latvia on international market for profitable trade. The building itself was built in 1974 and originally was an head office of Communist Party in Latvia. It was built from the best and the most expensive materials, hence it remains modern look uptillnow.
I didn't expect that so many Spanish people are living in Riga. Nearly all of them were in Old town to support their national team against The Netherlands and then to celebrate the victory in the Football World championship.
Thousands of flights are cancelled because of Volcanic ash over Nordic countries, including Latvia. More than 20,000 passengers get stuck in Riga airport, which is closed for all flights since yesterday evening.
Vulcan hazard experts say that ash clouds may block all flights for few weeks and will continue to affect some flights for at least several months.
Although airport officials say that air traffic will be resumed tomorrow morning, on 17th of April.
UPDATED on 17th of April afternoon: All flights are still cancelled (see date on picture)
I guess this season's last game of Dinamo Riga at home was finished some minutes ago. Dinamo managed to get into KHL Play-off and won the strongest team SKA Saint Petersburg in eighth-finals. In quarter-finals we faced MVD Balashikha, and the current series' score is 1:3, which means nearly end for us. In any case it was a brilliant season for Riga Dinamo. Next KHL season will be even more interesting with new teams, new countries. Good Luck Dinamo!
Latvijas Republikas Ārlietu Ministrija (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia) building has remarkable nice night illumination after recent renovation. It's difficult to write anything more about this institution, except it should protect Latvia's interests on a global level. Foreign Ministry's work remains to be invisible for local people. I guess it is more visible from abroad.
I guess you would like to ask me what kind of relations are you talking about? There aren't any relations between Iran and Latvia And you will be right. I've been looking for an hour for anything that depicts something related to Latvia and Iran in one picture. All I have found is the low quality official video of accreditation Iran ambassador.
Why? Today is the extraordinary city theme day, which is devoted to the latest events in Iran and especially to my colleague who run Tehran Daily Photo. He is missing.
Latvian Bodybuilding Cup held yesterday in Moscow's House. The official name is Baker Nutrition Classic. More than 40 participants from 8 countries came to Riga to show their biceps, triceps, quadriceps and other muscles. In general it was quite good show, especially when girls bodybuilders in bikini appeared :) For me it was a big surprise to see my distant friend - Mārtiņš Skujenieks, who won Junior's Cup and took 3rd place in Absolute Cup (the most left one in yellow brief)
March 8 is International woman Day. Although it is not official holiday in Latvia, it is being celebrated by many Latvians. Traditions are quite simple - to favour women with good wishes and by giving flowers. The giving an official status to this holiday is being discussed each year. Usually the right-wing parties are against acceptance, and the left-wing ones are for. This "colorful" advertisement is sponsored by left-wing party Центр согласия / Saskaņas Centrs (Center of consensus) Last year the 8 March greetings that I found were anonymous.
Sensation White is the one of the biggest music events globally. Yesterday it was held in Arena Riga. Sensation gathered 15,000 of House and Trance music fans, so it became the biggest indoor dance event in the whole Baltic States. People from neighbour countries came to Riga to watch amazing performance by world famous DJs like David Guetta, Markus Schulz, Fedde LeGrand and others. Fantastic show using fire, water and lasers, beautiful girls, many friendly people and loud music made Sensation White highly astonishing.
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