On March 1, the Baltic countries joined the Schengen Agreement.
Shooting in Riga on March 3, 1998: dispersal of the demonstration of pensioners of the former USSR.
The theme of the day is the attitude towards the Russian language and the Russian-speaking population in the Baltic countries.
Refusals in the right to citizenship for Russian-speaking residents of the former USSR, the closure of Russian schools, the ousting of the Russian language from everyday life, insulting people and the violation of human rights on a national basis are discussed.
Yegor Ligachev and Victor Alksnis (studio), Alexander Nevzorov (space bridge with St.
Petersburg), Gundars Bojars (space bridge with Riga) take part in the conversation.
Ligachev E.K. -- statesman and politician, Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, honorary citizen of the Tomsk region. Alksnis V.I. -- colonel of the Soviet Air Force, public and political figure. Nevzorov A.G. -- Russian journalist, TV presenter, publicist, author and producer of documentaries, hippologist, public and political figure, adviser to the General Director of TV Channel One (since 2016). Boyars G. -- deputy Speaker of the Latvian Seimas, Mayor of Riga.