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It became known in what city of the Baltic States as well after the pandemic

Residents of St. Petersburg interviewed by Lux Express Group, called Tallinn is the first city where they will be going after the opening of the borders of Russia and the EU, according to the shipping company.

The capital of Estonia voted 42 percent (respondents could select multiple answers among the cities of the Baltic States and Finland).

Announced release date of the film by Alexei Uchitel "Choi"

The film by Alexei Uchitel "Choi" will be released in wide release in the Day of Russian cinema, August 27, reported RIA Novosti in the press service of the Studio Sony pictures.

The leader of the group "Kino" was killed in a car accident near Riga August 15, 1990. Choi was 28 years old. According to the official version, he fell asleep at the wheel, which went into the oncoming lane, where it collided with the bus.

The foreign Ministry praised the position of the Venice Commission on language reform in Latvia

The experts of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe has demonstrated a biased position in their assessment of the Latvian law on education in minority languages, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

The Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for equality and non-discrimination in December, asked the Venice Commission assessment of the Latvian law on education in languages of national minorities. The Venice Commission as an expert body of the Council of Europe, considering the conformity of national legislation with the principles of democracy and human rights. The Commission has published an evaluation of language reforms in education in Latvia, proposing to save the group with the Russian language in kindergartens and also give you the freedom to choose the language of instruction in private higher education institutions and schools in the country.

Simonyan responded to ban five of the RT channels in Lithuania

Editor in chief of RT and international news AGENCY "Russia today" Margarita Simonyan ironically commented on the ban of broadcasting of five TV channels of RT in Lithuania.

"Dmitry Kiselyov is irrelevant to Russia Today. Dmitry Kiselev headed the news of the MIA "Russia today". Even if Google translator is telling you that "Russia today" translates as "Russia Today", — she wrote in the Telegram channel.

Elections in the Riga Duma will be held August 29

The Central election Commission (CEC) on Tuesday announced that early elections in the Riga Duma will be held August 29, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the CEC.

Previously, the Saeima of Latvia dismissed the city Council, arguing that it is not able to perform his duties.

In Latvia the number of people infected with coronavirus has reached 1127

Three new cases COVID-19 per day confirmed in Latvia, the total number of identified patients was 1127, reported on the website of the centre for control and prevention of diseases.

"Three new cases COVID-19 found two in Riga, one in Ogre region", - noted in the centre.

Simonyan said the ban RT in Latvia

Editor in chief of RT TV channel and MIA "Russia today" Margarita Simonyan, commenting on the ban of broadcasting of RT in Latvia, said that the local authorities have long blocked Sputnik, and it does not prevent him to be an effective resource.

She stressed that in many countries of the former Soviet Union Sputnik ranks first in audience.

Embassy in Latvia told about the polling stations for voting on amendments

Living in Latvia Russian citizens will be able to vote in the referendum on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation on the five sites reported on the website of the Russian Embassy in the Republic.

"To take part in the referendum on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, its citizens will be able (in the Embassy and consular buildings - ed.) in Riga, Antonijas street 2, street Smilshu, 3 and on street Kr. The reader 36. In addition, polling stations will be located in Daugavpils krāslavas street, 46 and in Liepaja on the Liepu street, 27", - stated in the message.

In Latvia abolished the state of emergency on coronavirus

The government of Latvia on Wednesday has lifted the state of emergency, which operated in the country since March 17 due to the spread of COVID-19.

Three months ago, immediately after the Declaration of state of emergency, Riga resembled a Ghost town. In the center it was possible to go through dozens, and sometimes hundreds of meters without encountering a single person. In the final weeks before the abolition of emergency Riga already practically does not differ from what it was before the pandemic. The streets are again filled with people, and on roads jams were formed.

The atrocities of the Nazis at Leningrad: explosives in toys and poison to patients

The German and Finnish invaders in the Leningrad oblast during the great Patriotic war were repaired monstrous atrocities against civilians: the mentally ill killed, sticking them with poison, and children were destroyed, throwing toy airplanes filled with explosives.

This is stated in the regional Federal security service declassified the archival documents consulted by RIA Novosti. The documents consist mainly of the special reports of the security organs and internal Affairs of the war years.