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We Say Goodbye to Our Colleague Evita Rukke

We Say Goodbye to Our Colleague Evita Rukke

It is with great regret that we inform you that, on Sunday 3 June, our museum colleague, collection specialist Evita Rukke (1979 - 2018) passed away. Evita started to work at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia in 2001 as a museum guide. She had graduated from Tourism School and was in her first year at the University of Latvia, studying in the History and Philosophy Department. She made an excellent guide due to her...

Four Members of the Museum’s Staff Attended the AABS Conference at Stanford University, USA

Four Members of the Museum’s Staff Attended the AABS Conference at Stanford University, USA

Standford University held the 2018 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies from 1 to 3 June. The conference was held in the year of the 100th anniversaries of the Baltic States and the 15th anniversary of AABS. In 124 sessions, several hundred participants gave academic reports and held discussions which were divided into 15 different themes.   Among the participants of the conference...

Deportation Remberance Day at the Museum -

Deportation Remberance Day at the Museum - "My Magadan"

On the remembrance day of the 14 June Mass Deportation, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Raiņa Bulvāris 7, will host the solo-performance “My Magadan” ("Mana Magadana"), by the actor and director Ēriks Vilsons. All are welcome to attend. Two shows are scheduled at 15.00 and 19.00. Entrance is free! The performance will be in Latvian.  In his performance, Ēriks Vilsons will tell the...

A Historic Moment - The Agreement on the Construction of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia's Building for the Future has been Signed

A Historic Moment - The Agreement on the Construction of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia's Building for the Future has been Signed

On 29 May 2018, in the presence of the Director of the Museum Gūnars Nāgels, the Minister of Culture Dace Melbārde and the Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development Kaspars Gerhards, the Chairman of the Board of State Real Estate Ronalds Neimanis and SIA Skonto Būve board member Juris Pētersons signed an agreement on the construction of the Building for the Future. The signing of the contract took...

On Museum Night, Enter the Forest at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

On Museum Night, Enter the Forest at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

On Museum Night 2018 the atmosphere of the forest will be brought to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. An exhibition about young people involved in the Latvian National Youth Association, which was organized by the Latvian National Partisan Association in 1945, will be opened. These young people worked with the armed resistance movement by providing them with information, as well as printing and spreading patriotic leaflets...

From 1 May We Are Offering Daily Tours in Foreign Languages

From 1 May We Are Offering Daily Tours in Foreign Languages

From 1 May, until the end of September, we invite you to join our daily tours of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia's exhibition, on Raina Bulvāris 7. The tours will take place at: 12:00 - in English 14:00 - in Russian (please phone or email ahead of time to ensure a Russian speaking guide is available) 16:00 - in English Tours are also available in German, or at other...

<H1>We Are Participating in Museum Week</H1>

We Are Participating in Museum Week

This week the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is taking part in an event for museum lovers – Museum Week 2018 (read more on http://museum-week.org/). A huge number of museums all around the world are taking part and each day is dedicated to a special topic. Covering these daily topics, the Museum of Occupation of Latvia strives to show itself from different perspectives to its audience,...

25 March 1949 Deportation

25 March 1949 Deportation

The representatives of the power institutions in Moscow decided to perform a mass deportation, mainly from Latvian villages. The aim was to break the resistance against collectivisation of farming. Moreover, the purpose was to create the physical infrastructure for kolkhozes and to get rid of supporters of the national partisans. By deporting the most successful and productive part of the rural population, the occupation...

We Invite You to the Choir Concert

We Invite You to the Choir Concert "Believe. Your Land Will Remain" in Remembrance of the 15 March Deportation

A concert, dedicated to the victims of the Communist genocide,  was held on 25 March 2018 at 14:00 in the Riga Culture and Folk Art Centre “Mazā Ģilde”, Amatu iela 3/5. You can watch the concert on our Facebook page. The concert  offered the music of Pēteris Plakidis, Lūcija Garūta, Emīls...

The Latvian Social Democratic Worker’s Party Flag, Which Was First Raised On 1 May 1989, Has Been Donated To The Museum

The Latvian Social Democratic Worker’s Party Flag, Which Was First Raised On 1 May 1989, Has Been Donated To The Museum

In spring 1989 a flag was made for the renewed Latvian Social Democratic Worker’s Party (LSDSP). The appearance of such a party highlighted the emergence of a Social Democratic party which aimed to break the monopoly of the Communist party in the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic. On 7 March this flag was donated to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s archive and presented by former LSDSP members Leo Hiršons...

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Museum of the Occupation in German Tourism and Geography Magazine

Museum of the Occupation in German Tourism and Geography Magazine

2013. gada 12. jūnijs Read more >>
PAUL A. GOBLE ON WHAT’S CHANGED FOR LATVIA AND WHAT HASN’T

PAUL A. GOBLE ON WHAT’S CHANGED FOR LATVIA AND WHAT HASN’T

2013. gada 3. jūnijs Read more >>
Museum book in German and Russian is available online

Museum book in German and Russian is available online

2013. gada 3. jūnijs Read more >>
Gundega Michele participated in conference “Modern Forms of Commemoration of Totalitarian Genocide Places”

Gundega Michele participated in conference “Modern Forms of...

2013. gada 29. maijs Read more >>
Reflecting Memory: Moving to a Common European Memory?

Reflecting Memory: Moving to a Common European Memory?

2013. gada 15. aprīlis Read more >>
President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum of Occupation

President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum of Occupation

2013. gada 3. aprīlis Read more >>
A leading Arab world observer visits the Museum

A leading Arab world observer visits the Museum

2013. gada 27. marts Read more >>
The exhibition “The Tragedy of Latvia. 1941” will be displayed at the European Parliament

The exhibition “The Tragedy of Latvia. 1941” will be displayed at...

2013. gada 25. februāris Read more >>
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 >>