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Poet of Riga – Aleksandrs Čaks

Aleksandrs Čaks was a legend and first man of letters whose creativity bore a distinctly urban mark. His poetry was devoted to Riga`s restless, throbbing life, including topics and characters...

Francis Trasuns – a true inspiration

History of Latvia is complicated and so is the history of our teritory, culture and people. In the eastern part of Latvia lies Latgale, one of 3 historical regions (...

Amazing organ in the Riga Dome Cathedral

This instrument is considered to be one of the most valuable historic organs. Built in Germany in the city of Ludwigsburg in 1884 by E. F. Walcker & Co. It...

Erenpreis bicycles – family legacy

I as a Rigan and a part of a small country have always felt pride when speaking of something great that we have made in Latvia.  This is a story...

A place to see if you are in Riga

It does feel a bit weird to advise… However. A sacred place in Riga, that not in my families case but for many others holds personal stories. The Riga Brethren...

Broken heart in Latvia creates miracle in USA

Amazing story of Edvards Liedskalniņš (1887-1951). He was a stonemason that came from Vidzeme (North Latvia) all the way to USA after his bride to be changed her mind and...

Birthday of legendary Latvian painter and public figure

Džemma Skulme The story of the artist Džemma Skulme is a story of an artistic family and several generations of artists, each a significant identity, an outstanding master and person...

First President Of the State of Latvia

Jānis Čakste He was born on 14 September 1859 in Jelgava. In 1886 he graduated from Moscow University Department of Law, where he was one of the founders of the...

What locals do in autumn

As September approaches, many Rigans  prepare for the mushrooming season, for many it started already a month ago. Everyone has their favorite places, which we will not reveal to others...

Famous Rigan born in September

Wilhelm Ostwald Born in Riga on September 2 in 1853. His father was a master cooper here, and the native house of the next scientist was located in the area...