The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia invites you to an exhibition celebrating a group who played a vital role in the admission of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania into the United Nations on 17 September 1991.  The path toward Baltic membership was paved by the volunteer Baltic exile organization BATUN (Baltic Appeal to the United Nations).  This exhibition focuses on the multi-faceted and tenacious work of BATUN from 1965 to 1991 and considers the achievements and limitations of grassroots diplomacy in the international political arena.  

The way has finally been cleared for the remodelling and expansion of the Museum's "Building for the Future." The scheduled completion date is October 2018, just in time for Latvia's hundredth birthday 18 November. It has been a very bumpy fifteen-year ride.

The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Mohammad Javad Zarif visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia on Thursday, 2 June together with his delegation. The Minister was pleased to note that the Iranian flag was depicted in the section of the exposition listing some of the countries that had not recognized the incorporation of Latvia in the USSR. He mentioned that Iran was among the first countries to recognize Latvia’s renewed independence in 1991.

The Secretary of State of His Holiness The Pope, His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia on 12 May. The Chairman of the Board of the Occupation Museum Association of Latvia, prof. Valters Nollendorfs, led him through the Museum’s exposition. At the conclusion of the tour Cardinal Parolin signed the VIP Guest Book.