here and now 06/30/1999 (1999)

Telecast №73196, 1 part, duration: 0:18:18
Production: VID
Anchor:Lyubimov Aleksandr

Reel №1

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The theme of the program is the problem of the Russian-speaking population in Latvia, oppression of small peoples and diasporas living on the territory of other states.

Video communication with Vaira Vick-Freiberga is carried out by means of direct inclusion with the studio in Riga.

The President of Latvia speaks about "strained" relations with Russia, about the decreasing tension between the countries, expresses hope for the maintenance of friendly relations with all the neighbors of Latvia, including with Russia.

The issue of residence of the Russian-speaking population in the territory of Latvia is being raised.

A.Migranian points to the existing problems in obtaining Latvian citizenship by Russian-speaking citizens.

V.Vike-Frejberga speaks about the European integration of Latvia, denies display of discrimination of the Russian-speaking population.

A. Lyubimov points out that the Russian intelligentsia played a big role in obtaining Latvia's sovereignty, and now the Russian-speaking population in Latvia Is in worse conditions than when the Latvians, according to Vick-Freiberga, "were under the occupation of the Soviet Union."

M.Shamoev (direct inclusion is carried out by satellite video communication) tells about the planned actions, which the Union of Kurdish communities is preparing to undertake, In connection with the death sentence handed down to the leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party Abdullah Ocalan.


Vike-Freiberga Vaira is the President of Latvia (1999-2007). Migranyan Andranik is a political scientist. Shamoyev Merabi - Chairman of the Board of the International Union of Kurdish Communities.

Calendar: 06/30/1999

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