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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...

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of the 25 March 1949 Deportation, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia gave the public a unique view of a previously unpublished photograph depicting the deportation.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. ...

Easter Opening Hours at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Easter Opening Hours at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia will be closed on Friday 19 April and Sunday 21 April.We will be open on other days at our usual working hours from 11:00 to 18:00.All are welcome to come and visit!

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...

The Exhibition ‘Art in the Gulag’ by the Painter Solomon Gershov is Currently on Display at the Museum

The Exhibition ‘Art in the Gulag’ by the Painter Solomon Gershov is Currently on Display at the Museum

The exhibition ‘Art in the Gulag. Vorkuta 1948-1956.’ has opened at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Raiņa Bulvāris 7. Solomon Gershov (1906-1989) was a Russian Post Avant-Garde artist born in Daugavpils, in Latvia. He studied under Marc Chagall in Vitebsk and under Kazimierz Malewicz in Leningrad. He was arrested twice and spent a total of 10 years in exile in Kursk and Vorkuta. After...

We invite You to a Lecture on Diplomatic Relations Between Latvia and Norway from 1918 to 1991

We invite You to a Lecture on Diplomatic Relations Between Latvia and Norway from 1918 to 1991

  We invite you to the lecture “Diplomatic Relations between Latvia and Norway from the founding of Latvia to the renewal of independence” by the Norwegian writer and lawyer Hege Boman Grundekjøn. The lecture will be held on at 16:00, on Thursday 14...

The exhibition in the KGB Building is looking for guides

The exhibition in the KGB Building is looking for guides

The Museum has announced the opportunity to apply to be a guide at the KGB Building (Corner House), in the Museum’s “Exhibition - History of KGB Operations in Latvia”, located at 61 Brīvības iela in Riga. The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia wants to recruit people to work as guides, who enjoy talking to people, that know at least 3 languages (2 well) and who know about the political...

We Invite Schools to a Participate in a Lesson on the Events of January 1991

We Invite Schools to a Participate in a Lesson on the Events of January 1991

At this time when we remember the Barricades, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia invites schools to the museum for a free lesson on the events of January 1991. In the lesson ‘Barricades. 20 January 1991’ pupils will gain an understanding of this period from the section of the museum’s exhibition relating to the Latvian National awakening. The pupils will then watch a fragment of the film “Father’s...

The President of Slovakia Visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The President of Slovakia Visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

On 18 December 2018, the President of the Slovak Republic, Andrej Kiska, visited the Museum of the Occupation as part of his official visit to Latvia. The museum’s director, Gunārs Nāgels, welcomed Kiska to the museum and presented the museum's exposition to him.

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Architect Gunārs Birkets has been Awarded the PBLA 2017 Prize

Architect Gunārs Birkets has been Awarded the PBLA 2017 Prize

2017. gada 28. novembris Read more >>
Valters Nollendorfs delivered a Latvian Independence Day address in Chicago and Kalamazoo, Michigan

Valters Nollendorfs delivered a Latvian Independence Day address in...

2017. gada 27. novembris Read more >>
Valters Nollendorfs participated in the conference

Valters Nollendorfs participated in the conference "100 Years of...

2017. gada 13. novembris Read more >>
The FYR Macedonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The FYR Macedonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Visited the Museum...

2017. gada 3. novembris Read more >>
Valters Nollendords Participated in a Panel Discussion on

Valters Nollendords Participated in a Panel Discussion on "Dealing...

2017. gada 27. oktobris Read more >>
Latvian Soldiers in the German Military Cemetery of Lommel, Belgium

Latvian Soldiers in the German Military Cemetery of Lommel, Belgium

2017. gada 27. oktobris Read more >>
The Museum Hosts the Opening of Timothy Snyder’s Book “On Tyranny”

The Museum Hosts the Opening of Timothy Snyder’s Book “On...

2017. gada 18. oktobris Read more >>
The Entries of the Competition to Create a Monument to Latvian Legionnaires are Now on Display

The Entries of the Competition to Create a Monument to Latvian...

2017. gada 14. oktobris Read more >>
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova Visits the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova Visits the...

2017. gada 3. oktobris Read more >>
 A “Monument to Freedom” Will Be Built in Zedelgem Dedicated to Prisoners of War – To the Latvian Legionnaires

A “Monument to Freedom” Will Be Built in Zedelgem Dedicated to...

2017. gada 19. septembris Read more >>
The Moving Sand Cinema Film “Through the Eyes of a Child”

The Moving Sand Cinema Film “Through the Eyes of a Child”

2017. gada 19. septembris Read more >>
The Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta visits the Museum

The Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta visits the Museum

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