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Celebration of November 18th in the museum

Celebration of November 18th in the museum

The Museum of the occupation of Latvia greets citizens of Latvia and guests with the anniversary of the foundation of the Latvian state. Due...

Ambassador of Slovakia visited The KGB Building in Riga

Ambassador of Slovakia visited The KGB Building in Riga

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A new book by Vincent Hunt

A new book by Vincent Hunt "The KGB and Latvia" will be presented at the Museum

Opening ceremony of the history book "VDK un Latvija" ("The KGB and Latvia") written by BBC journalist, documentary film and book writer Vincent Hant will take place at the Museum on Friday, 22 November at 16.00. The author himself will take part in the event. Vince Hunt: ...

Fundraising Drive for the Return Trip of the Occupation Museum to its Renewed Home

Fundraising Drive for the Return Trip of the Occupation Museum to its Renewed Home

When the large green wreath was raised above the construction site to celebrate the Topping out festival for the reconstructed Occupation Museum, the staff of the Museum, the builders and the building owners could initiate the return of the Museum back to its real home in the historic centre of Riga. This date, October 18, also signalled the start of a new fundraising drive to provide provisions and sustenance for reopening...

Daily Tours in English

Daily Tours in English

From 1 May, we are offering daily guided tours of the museum in English. The tours will start everyday at 14.00 and 16.00. Each tour lasts one hour. € 3 per personYou do not need to book ahead to participate in the tour.

The Museum of Occupation has lost a loyal friend and supporter.

The Museum of Occupation has lost a loyal friend and supporter.

Dr. Zigfrīds Zadvinskis was one of the small group that met in Garezers in 1996 to form a support organization for the recently founded Museum. When we met in January of this year, Dr. Zadvinskis, remembered with a smile that Paulis had “bestowed” on him the responsibility of promoting support for the Museum in his home community of Grand Rapids, Michigan. As was characteristic of Dr. Zadvinskis, he enthusiastically...

A Previously Unknown Photograph of the 25 March 1949 has been Donated to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

A Previously Unknown Photograph of the 25 March 1949 has been Donated to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

On the Remembrance Day of the 25 March 1949 Deportation, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia gave the public a unique view of a previously unpublished photograph depicting the deportation. The photo shows a Latvian family at Ventspils railway station just before they are put in the train with 1,161 people being taken from Latvia. ...

We invite Everyone to the Photo Exhibition “Adult Crimean Childhood”

We invite Everyone to the Photo Exhibition “Adult Crimean Childhood”

The "United by a Flag - #LIBERATECRIMEA" is an international action, in which the Crimean Tatar national flag will travel for 9 months to several countries around the world, with the aim of bringing together people of different nationalities and religions who are not indifferent to the fate of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukraine. At 16.00 at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Raiņa Bulvāris 7...

We invite you to the photo exhibition “NATIONAL UNION DAY – GEORGIA’S PEACEFUL FIGHT FOR FREEDOM”

We invite you to the photo exhibition “NATIONAL UNION DAY – GEORGIA’S PEACEFUL FIGHT FOR FREEDOM”

From 9 April the photo exhibition “National Unity Day – Georgia’s Peaceful Fight for Freedom”, created by the Embassy of Georgia, will be exhibited at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. The exhibition is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the tragedy which took place on 9 April 1989, in Tbilisi, when the Soviet army brutally dispelled the independence demonstration on Rustaveli Avenue...

New Discoveries at the KGB Building: The Unknown KGB Victims from the Ulbroka “Pits” have been identified

New Discoveries at the KGB Building: The Unknown KGB Victims from the Ulbroka “Pits” have been identified

In the last year and a half, researchers at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia have identified eight unknown persons who were arrested, killed, and buried in a mass grave in Ulbroka in February 1941. 11 were identified in the spring and summer of 1944. The remaining eight people were not identified before Latvia was overcome by the second Soviet occupation. Only now has Inese Dreimane, a historian at the...

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Speaker of the Parliament of Finland visits the Museum

Speaker of the Parliament of Finland visits the Museum

2013. gada 17. janvāris Read more >>
Museum of the Occupation of Latvia has moved to temporary quarters!

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia has moved to temporary quarters!

2012. gada 30. oktobris Read more >>
Museum historian will take part at international conference about teaching the history of comunism

Museum historian will take part at international conference about...

2012. gada 20. septembris Read more >>

"The New York Times" recommends a visit to the Museum

2012. gada 30. augusts Read more >>
The Museum receives official recognition from UNESCO

The Museum receives official recognition from UNESCO

2012. gada 29. augusts Read more >>