On March 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would only accept payment in Russian rubles for natural gas supplies to countries that are "unfriendly to Russia", as all European Union member states have been declared to be, promising in this case to deliver gas at the volumes stipulated in previously concluded contracts.
Russia's aggression against Ukraine will have a long-term impact on Russia's economic development, pushing it back at least ten, if not twenty, years in terms of economic and technological development.
At a time when the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for more than three weeks, Indian government corporation Indian Oil has bought three million barrels of oil from Russia because Russia is offering its oil at a price that is 20% lower than the stock exchange price. Many in Latvia have expressed puzzlement as to why India, the world's largest democracy, did not join in the general condemnation of Russian aggression and economic sanctions, but rather indirectly supports Russian aggression in Ukraine.
The outbreak of the war in Ukraine and the goals and demands set by Vladimir Putin make it clear that many seemingly unrelated events were part of Putin's plan to rebuild the Russian empire in the former USSR territory.
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The first week of Russia's war against Ukraine is drawing to a close. If Vladimir Putin had planned a blitzkrieg (a quick and easy victory), what Putin and the Russian military had in mind has failed. Although many Ukrainian towns have been taken over by the Russian army in several directions, the overall speed of movement of the Russian army even in southern Ukraine does not indicate success.
The morning of February 24 began with the start of an undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine. As early as 5 a.m. Latvian time, the airspace in south-west Russia was closed to civil aviation, and an hour later all Russian TV channels carried Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of a military invasion of Ukraine.
Latvia has the lowest level of belief that the interests of its citizens are taken into account by public authorities compared to other Baltic countries, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey published on February 8.
Zigurds Zariņš, the founder of nutrition education in Latvia, dietician, Doctor of Medicine and assistant professor at RSU, passed away on January 8. It is not easy to be completely objective when conducting research in which the business interests of food additives and various pharmaceutical manufacturers collide. It is not easy to disagree when a large part of society becomes fascinated by a trendy diet or a lifestyle that opinion leaders declare to be "healthy".
At the end of last year, the paper version of the newspaper Latvijas Avīze printed Ilmārs Stūriška's opinion piece "Clinging to every straw" (Pieķerties pie katra salmiņa), in which the author expressed his indignation at the decision of Yachting Union of Latvia (Latvijas Zēģelētāju savienība) to promote Vita Matīse to the government recognition for winning the first place in the 2021 Raceboard World Championship and at the same time expressed his satisfaction with the decision of the government of Krišjānis Kariņš and the Ministry of Education and Science headed by Anita Muižniece, to reject such an application.
Economic growth and wealth growth are driven by domestic consumption and foreign trade. The stability of Latvia's domestic consumption, despite a shrinking population, is ensured by the redistribution of tax money and the flow of EU money. And Latvia's wealth growth, which has continued during the pandemic, has been driven by Latvian companies that are able to export their products and services.
According to the Central Statistical Bureau's just-released annual data collection "Statistical Yearbook of Latvia 2021", the balance of international migration of Latvia's population is slowly approaching zero.
Pēc daudzām publikācijām plašsaziņas līdzekļos (un aicinājumiem sociālajos tīklos) atbildīgās institūcijas novērsa lielākās problēmas, kuras izraisīja ļoti augstu traģisku satiksmes negadījumu risku autotransporta kustībā pa vienu no Latvijas noslogotākajiem autoceļiem, Rīgas–Jelgavas šoseju.
Auto kustība pa vienu no Latvijas noslogotākajiem autoceļiem, Rīgas–Jelgavas šoseju, visu šo nedēļu, pat neatkarīgi no laika apstākļiem, ir ar ļoti augstu traģisku satiksmes negadījumu risku, jo gandrīz nedēļu atbildīgie dienesti neko nedara, lai novērstu bojājumus Dalbes gājēju tiltā un atjaunotu pār to gājēju satiksmi.