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Join in on the Centenary Celebrations of Latvia’s 100th Birthday!

16.11.2018
In 2018 Latvia celebrates its 100th birthday! On November 18th, 1918, the Republic of Latvia proclaimed its statehood. On this day, Latvians lay flowers at the Freedom Monument and spend time with their loved ones. This year, Riga’s streets and cafes will be particularly buzzing with a special atmosphere around the city for Latvia's birthday! In the evening, the president will address the nation followed by celebratory fireworks, enriched with concerts and other events all around Riga. But not just Latvia will...
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My day trip to Sigulda

08.08.2018
Riga, Sunday morning. I feel like exploring Latvia and start asking around: where can I go for an afternoon trip? I was unanimously advised to go to Sigulda and explore Gauja National park. Ran to the train station and 1h15 later, arrived in Sigulda. This is probably the greenest place you can imagine, and the cleanest air you can breathe! Sigulda is ideal for those who wish to take a small break away from the city. I decided to visit...
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The University of many names

01.08.2018
Have a look at the University of Latvia’s main building. It is only three minutes away from the Russian Language Academy Durbe, on the same boulevard, Raiņa bulvāris! If you go for a walk along the canal, take a rest and have a look at the students coming in and out of the main entrance. Did you notice? They all avoid the central stairs and take either the left or right stairs. The reason behind it? A superstition! Taking the...
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Old Riga through Marianne's eyes!

25.07.2018
Всем привет! My name is Marianne and I am the new summer intern at the Russian Language Academy Durbe. I come from France but I study in the UK. On my first day as an intern, I took part in a walking tour offered to all the students of the Academy for them to discover Riga. If you want to find out about the most ancient part of the capital of Latvia - follow our guide, Natasha! She will tell...
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Your LIGO Linguistic Survival Kit!

21.06.2018
Are you ready for the most beloved national holiday by everybody in Latvia - LIGO (summer solstice celebration)? We sure are! In fact, our marketing manager Jelena has prepared a special Russian words list for the occasion - LIGO Top 10! Here is your LIGO survival linguistic kit: 1. Пиво [pívo] - beer 2. Сыр [syr] - cheese 3. Венок [venók] – wreath 4. Костер [kostjór] - bonfire 5. Шашлык [šašlýk] - skewered meat 6. Танцы [táncy] - dancing 7....
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Enjoy a perfect atmosphere of Riga to improve your Russian!

15.05.2018
Let us share with you an interview with David – our student from sunny Malta, who talks about all the reasons why students should come to Riga to study Russian. We at Durbe RLA are always interested in knowing why people want to speak Russian so we asked David about his choice! D: I am studying Russian mostly because I am very fond of the Russian culture, music, art and so on. It is a very interesting language, also an...
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