A first-hand history lesson

RIGA – Russian-language signs adorn the walls of the narrow low-ceiling hallways that zigzag through a dirty, dusty basement under dim lights between tight cells in the most notorious building in Riga.
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Grandpa’s Funeral or Old Believers in Latvia II

RIGA – Wearing head scarfs and skirts, women flock to a church on a cold and lazy Saturday morning, hours before the winter sun shows its rare face in the Latvian capital. Continue Reading →

Old Believers in Latvia

Fleeing the mighty axe of the Russian czar, Old Believers, the splitters in the Russian Orthodox faith, settled in eastern Latvia more than 3 years ago, managing to preserve their culture and heritage. Continue Reading →

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