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Wabadus (Freedom), the Historic Armoured Train

From the 15th to the 22nd of June, on the occasion of the centenary of the "Cēsis battles", at the Cesis Railway Station, there will be a unique opportunity to explore the historic armoured train Wabadus. (Freedom).

1919, Latvia’s First Year

The proclamation of the Republic of Latvia on the 18th of November 1918, although significant, it was only the first step on the long road towards a fully functioning state. The task ahead needed to be done on war-ravaged territory, and in constant defence against unrelenting attacks by external enemies.

The centenary of the Battle of Cēsis, Latvia’s Victory Day, to be celebrated in Cēsis on 22 June

The celebrations of Latvia’s Victory Day, the centenary of the Battle of Cēsis, will be held on Saturday, 22 June.

The Main Events of Latvia’s Centenary 2019

In 2019, the centenary programme will commemorate the events that were essential to the formation of Latvia's statehood: the Freedom Battles, the founding of the Latvian army, the emergence of national and local institutions, and the unique Baltic Way campaign.

British documentary explores confusion of Latvia's independence struggle

April 11 saw the press screening of a new documentary film, Ally (Sabiedrotais), which explores the role of the United Kingdom during Latvia's independence struggles of 1918-19.

Latvia's Centenary Programme 2019

This year is marked by events that proudly looked back on the historical events that formed the state of Latvia – the formation of the first government, the Freedom Battles and the formation of the Latvian Army, the creation of local and national institutions as well as the extraordinary event that was “The Baltic Way”.

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