Intrigue and Seduction in Courland: the Strange, Brief Reign of Duke Maurice

Intrigue and Seduction in Courland: the Strange, Brief Reign of Duke Maurice

"It is interesting to imagine how Europe may have changed had Maurice controlled his libido more effectively."Continue Reading →

DB Under the Radar: Ķemeri, Latvia

DB Under the Radar: Ķemeri, Latvia

"Its medicinal water attracted thousands of tourists from all over the Russian Empire, thereby warranting the town a direct train line to Moscow"Continue Reading →

A Western Latvian Road Trip through an Ideological Lens

A Western Latvian Road Trip through an Ideological Lens

"Priekule has one of the largest cow herds in the region. In 1976 the average yield from cattle reached 3,710 kg..."Continue Reading →

When the Capital of Latvia Was a Ship Called Saratov

When the Capital of Latvia Was a Ship Called Saratov

From 7th January-8th July, a period of six months, the Latvian government was based in Liepāja.Continue Reading →

Latvia’s Hidden Viking Heritage: the Lost City of Seeburg

Latvia’s Hidden Viking Heritage: the Lost City of Seeburg

If you visit Grobiņa nowadays, you will see almost no signs of the past settlement.Continue Reading →

Final Point of the Russian Empire: Liepāja’s Half a Million Emigrants

Final Point of the Russian Empire: Liepāja’s Half a Million Emigrants

In the eight years of emigration from Liepāja to New York, over 500,000 people used the Russian-American line to reach the ‘Big Apple’.Continue Reading →

From East Asia via Great Britain: the Story of Estonia and Latvia’s National Game

From East Asia via Great Britain: the Story of Estonia and Latvia’s National Game

Novuss is the national game of Latvia; Koroona is the national game of Estonia. But what are these games and where did they come from?Continue Reading →