Latvia

The Republic of Latvia is a North European neighbor of the Russian Federation. The country is rich in Bronze Age artifacts; forest lands and wildlife; and folklore and folk music traditions that have been preserved for more than 1,000 years. Contributors typically seek answers to Latvia's participation in the European Union; and response to the Soviet legacy of economic underdevelopment, educational underachievement, large scale indebtedness, Russian dominated urban life, and school closings.