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The Last Prisoners of the Cold War

When working on a story, we journalist try always to bring them to life by showing their human side. That means that whatever the issue is, there is always someone affected by that, so we tend to use it to make our output more attractive and appealing to the audience.

That is something every wannabe journo learns from an early stage. Hence we should never forget about that in our journey.

Behind all the legal and historical words that we have been writing about up to this moment, there are lots of stories of human beings affected by all that.

A good compilation of experiences, memories and statement is ‘The Last Prisoners of the Cold War‘.

Miroslavs MitrofanovsAleksandrs GamaļejevsViktors JolkinsVladimirs BuzajevsAleksejs Dimitrovs and Tatjana Ždanoka (you will read more about her in following posts) have contributed to this moving publication.

I could keep writing about the book, but I would rather recommend you to spend some of your spare time reading it.

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The Riga Castle housing the home of the Latvian President

 

Twenty years ago, the USSR collapsed. This opened up a new world not only within international frameworks but within the bloc of Eastern countries in Europe. Among them Latvia.

The Baltic country regained its full independence in August 1991, opening the doors to a new era. However, the legacy of the USSR was and is vast. One of the most important was former Soviet citizen who both Russia and Latvia denied their national passport. It was a crack on the wall Latvian society was building up. Continue reading

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