Drawing Strength from Victory 14.05.2021Eyewitnesses have said and written a lot about the events of the Great Patriotic War, about the ordeals suffered by the people. Every family has at least one story from this tragic period in our country’s life. On the threshold of Victory Day, let us look through the memories of those who led the military operations, and read the Marshals’ memoirs.
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Latvian Sejm refused to give citizenship to kids of non-citizens
Latvian parliamentarians refused to support the draft law that would allow newborns of non-citizens (born after June, 1 2018) to automatically receive Latvian citizenship. Sejm has rejected the draft law proposed by Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, TASS reports.
As it was mentioned earlier, deputies fear that giving the citizenship to all those born on Latvian territory would negatively affect stability of the Latvian parliament. After all, before discussing citizenship issues it's necessary to officially transfer all education system into Latvian language.
It is worth reminding that before members of National Alliance "All For Latvia!" – "For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK" have declared that automatically given citizenship to non-latvian kids will divide society even more.
It's worth mentioning that there are 2 million people living in Latvia today. 200 thousands don't have Latvian citizenship, major part of them are Russian-speaking.