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Latvian passions: from the new premier to the dispatch of soldiers to the Central African Republic

July 2013. Latvian Minister of Welfare (and there is such a ministry in Latvia) Ilze Winkele:

If we look at the numbers, it is no secret to anyone, including the Latvians themselves, that we are a poor country.
If Latvia does not find oil in the near future, then we will not have that kind of money that can be simply distributed for benefits.

January 2014. Oil in the vicinity of Riga, Jurmala or Daugavpils was not found ... Now, in Latvia, another Minister of Welfare ... They will be Uldis Augulis - a member of the Green Union and Peasants Party. Mr. Augulis, it should be noted, already headed the Ministry of Welfare for about a year - from 2009 to 2010 years, but, apparently, his work did not lead to a powerful leap in Latvian welfare. Now, apparently, in Latvia it was considered that there is no point in continuing to “look for oil”, you need to somehow sort out the fulfillment of the social obligations of the state, and for this you have returned the “crisis” Augulis to its former place. A pier, it at it "at an armor" during an economic crisis in the ministry anything especial did not quit, and now, when Latvia all already from head to toe in euro, all precisely will turn out. And we are also talking about the fact that in our country ministers are rearranged from place to place, for there is simply no one to replace these bright heads in the 143 millionth country ... Well, it turns out that there are people who at least once tasted the ministerial fruit worth their weight in gold - in 2 million Latvia ...

It should be noted that peculiar political changes in Latvia occur a couple of months after Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis resigned and dissolved the government. The new government is literally on the bottom of the barrel by a woman with the first and last name of Laimdota Straujuma, which is difficult to pronounce in Russian. And although Mrs. Straujuma has not yet officially elected to the premiership, but having enlisted the support of the president and two parties widely represented in parliament, she has already begun to voice new names (and in some cases, as we have already noticed, not quite new ones) government ministers.

Latvian passions: from the new premier to the dispatch of soldiers to the Central African Republic
Laimdota Straujuma

In the meantime, something about the personality of the most likely Latvian prime minister. Mrs. Straujuma will celebrate her 63 anniversary this year. In 1973, she graduated from the University of Latvia (the same university that today is the largest university in Latvia, and which was founded by “predecessors of the hated Soviet invaders” - Latvian government communists in 1919) with a degree in mathematics. After 14 years after receiving a university diploma, she completed postgraduate studies at the Latvian Academy, focusing on the economics of agriculture.
It is noteworthy that when the potential Prime Minister of Latvia finished graduate school (1987 year), the agricultural indicators of the Latvian SSR were among the highest for the entire 20 century (not counting the record numbers of 1973 of the year). Indicators of modern agriculture in Latvia are such that they fully comply with 1993-1994's when the Republic of Latvia tried to figure out how to survive without constant subsidies from Moscow after the collapse of the USSR, hoping to switch to active lending from Europe.

In other words, it turns out that for almost a quarter of a century of independence, at least in agriculture, Latvia has not demonstrated any progress. Has Russia shown them? Unfortunately, the Russian Federation in these indicators Latvia is ahead slightly. But only if Russia with loans from "friends" has long ago "tied up", then Latvia on these loans sits oh how hard. It is sitting in such a way that it is necessary to express its boundless loyalty to Western friends who have decided to get involved in a military conflict in the Central African Republic. AT ministry of defense Latvia noted that they are ready to send to the CAR, quote: "several dozens of Latvian military." And the Latvian military, carrying "freedom" and "democracy" in Central Africa today, well, really not enough ...

Let us return, however, to the premiere at five minutes. From the end of the 90-s begins a long let Limedoty Strauyumy in the government of Latvia. The first place of work is the Latvian Ministry of Agriculture. During 10 years, Mrs. Straujuma conducts her activities precisely on the front of agricultural management in various positions, after which she enters the Ministry of the Environment and Regional Development (and there is also such a wide-profile ministry in Latvia). Without stopping at a new place, Laimdota Straujuma moved to the Ministry of Agriculture in the office of Valdis Dombrovskis. And already in 2,5, by the 63 years, there was a jerk in the premiere.

Now in Latvia, and not only in Latvia, they are wondering why it was Straujuma that was determined by the current president as the main candidate for the premiership. Divination of this kind is related to the fact that this lady in Latvia, until recently, was called one of the most inconspicuous high-ranking officials. She did not have any party affiliation at all and did not allow herself to comment on any foreign relations of Latvia, fully concentrating on her own direction of work.

The premiership with Mrs. Straujuma is special, because in continuing torn towards the West, Latvia was so accepted that any politician necessarily had his “special opinion”, for example, on the issue of Latvia’s relations with Russia. Even some unimportant third adviser to the second deputy ministry of the environment in Latvia, by definition, was guided by the state’s policy, had to learn and repeat one phrase: if something is wrong in Latvia, then Russia is to blame. As an example, you can take the Latvian neighbor, Lithuania, where even psychologists, studying the causes of such a serious problem for the country as an increased number of suicides (reports Delphi), came to the following conclusion: the main reason is the Soviet past ... Do you think a joke? - Not! It turns out that Lithuanian psychologists seriously think so ... Psychosis of psychologists, apparently, is transmitted to politicians ...

Straujuma was out of this, let's say, paradigm. Now, apparently, Straujuma is taught how to behave in the Latvian prime minister's chair. The fact of such training manifested itself after Straujuma unexpectedly for many expressed in the spirit of former prime ministers, stating that in Latvia there is no problem for non-citizens - they say that every non-citizen has the right to "naturalize" at any time. So everyone? So and at any time? Perhaps Mrs. Straujuma did not notice agriculture research in Latvia when, in Latvia’s 2012 year, the authorities found the bill of the same year unconstitutional on the possibility of granting citizenship to any non-citizen of Latvia on the basis of his written request. This is despite the fact that some non-citizens cannot change their status for more than 10 years, and despite the fact that the situation with non-citizens in Latvia is strongly criticized in the Council of Europe and even the UN.

Due to the fact that the next parliamentary elections are to take place in Latvia in the near future, Laimdota Straujuma is considered to be a purely technical prime minister, who, while in her post, will say what people will find on paper and quickly adopted them. her to the party "Unity".
In the upcoming elections for the first time in stories new Latvia for the chair in the parliament will compete "Union of Russian Latvia." The political force known as “FHRUL”, “For human rights in united Latvia”, was transformed into the union. The party is confident that such a rebranding will help in obtaining a significant number of seats in the new convocation of the Seimas and nominate its premier candidacy. The reason for such confidence of the “Union of Russian Latvia” is that about a third of ethnic Russians live in the country today, and almost 42% of Latvia is Russian-speaking. Latvian political analysts do not share the confidence of the former “zapchelovets”, because they believe that the nationalists of Latvia can turn the word “Russians” into their new name by taking advantage of the specific sentiments of the majority.

In general, the year in Latvia promises to be politically hot. And, perhaps, someone will still be able to find their “political oil” by solving the main problems of the country.
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  1. Christian
    Christian 22 January 2014 09: 03
    The Baltic States will join Russia. It is a matter of time.
    1. seller trucks
      seller trucks 22 January 2014 10: 05
      Quote: Christian
      The Baltic States will join Russia. It is a matter of time.

      God forbid, we still did not have enough subsidized nationalists, let them supply them with EU sprats.
      1. Christian
        Christian 22 January 2014 10: 59
        This is our native Russian land !!!
      2. bulanash
        bulanash 22 January 2014 14: 48
        on figs this nationalist herd is not necessary. There are many ways to control territories without being included in the state. I hope the Russian leadership will apply one of them to this, left by the mind, country ..
      3. AVV
        AVV 22 January 2014 22: 30
        Let the stoves be heated with sprats, and then the Soviet Power was dragging them all the time to the hump, and these sprats instead of gratitude show that they still have to be left to the unfinished fascists !!! They released minibuses, electric trains, radio equipment and radios! Where are these plants, what is being released now, where did the money of Soviet taxpayers go ??? This is a payment for aspiration to Europe, Ukraine needs to look at them and be glad that they have not reached their blue dream !!!
      4. Namejs
        Namejs 23 January 2014 00: 53
        Such ideas can only be seen by such people as Volodin and his similar cheers, patriots and letiphobes ...

        This is the worst thing that could be part of Russia. For this reason alone, membership in NATO and the EU is popular in Latvia. All of us Latvians understand that alone Latvia will resist the attempts of Moscow to return the Baltic sphere of influence will be very difficult ...

        And I can’t imagine what values ​​Russia can offer us? For example, in the EU, we have examples of what the standard of living, the low level of corruption, the rule of law are striving for.

        Only such "Russians" as Linderman, Pliner, Zhdanok, Ilarion Gir and others dream of returning back to Russia ...

        Nothing personal and no offense, but Russia in its present form is terribly asymptotic to us.
      5. tilovaykrisa
        tilovaykrisa 23 January 2014 10: 24
        The EU does not buy their sprats because they do not pass according to EU standards, they promised that they would buy but threw the Baltic states, and who thinks that is to blame ?? Well, of course, this is the machinations of evil Russia laughing
    2. Canep
      Canep 22 January 2014 10: 42
      Quote: Christian
      The Baltic States will join Russia. It is a matter of time.

      I support. And this will happen in 20-30 years, when the last Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian will leave to clean the tremors to the burghers.
      1. nnz226
        nnz226 22 January 2014 13: 22
        And if someone does not leave, then carefully relocate the remaining non-Russian sprats to the southern coast of the Laptev Sea!
      2. Alex toll
        Alex toll 23 January 2014 12: 16
        Well said !
    3. Cormorants
      Cormorants 22 January 2014 11: 20
      I agree, it’s a matter of time - Unless, of course, the Kremlin plays it correctly, and he knows how to do it now (Syria, Ukraine) wassat
      1. BOB48
        BOB48 22 January 2014 13: 03
        and he knows how to do it now (Syria, Ukraine) - Are you sure about that?
  2. Andrew 447
    Andrew 447 22 January 2014 09: 26
    Quote: Christian
    The Baltic States will join Russia. It is a matter of time.
    Do we need this? Although ....., ports and access to Kaliningrad. BUT provided that all "true" Balts leave for the EU.
    1. smile
      smile 22 January 2014 15: 40
      Andrew 447
      A tempting idea about the "Lithuanian corridor" to Kaliningrad, we really need it, otherwise we sit here surrounded, like a small crocodile in a swamp, frogs make claims, but you can't bite them :)))
      I’m making an addition - Klaipeda, which we had taken from the Germans and donated to the Lithuanians, should also be ours - my mother lives with me there - what the hell ... what, go to my mother on a visa? :)))
      By the way, the Lithuanians before the collapse of the putsch in August 91 were going to give the Klaipeda Territory to Russia, even the hunchbacked insisted on it, and the Lithuanians agreed ... they even took all the valuable equipment out of the shipyards and shipyards ... but the ebon gave me a grand gesture with my mother, grandma and a brother to the Lithuanians ... along with Memel ... a female dog ...: (((
      True Lithuanians don’t have to go anywhere - they have already lost a third of the population over the years, and of the remaining less than three million, about 700 thousand are migrant workers in Europe - a kind of analogue of European Tajikistan, so that in Lithuania they basically remained only disabled and lazy :)))
  3. DuraLexSedLex.
    DuraLexSedLex. 22 January 2014 09: 41
    Quote: Christian
    The Baltic States will join Russia. It is a matter of time.

    God forbid. Does your comrade have few subsidized regions?) And we are not on the way with these fascist Russophobes (they have parades of SS legionnaires there). We don’t need such happiness. Baltic three, let them continue to shout that the Russians are to blame for everything.
    1. avt
      avt 22 January 2014 11: 00
      Quote: DuraLexSedLex.
      God forbid. Comrade you have few subsidized regions?)

      Quote: Andrey 447
      Although ....., ports and access to Kaliningrad. BUT provided that all "true" Balts leave for the EU.

      Well, they voiced the conditions for the return of our lands, which Petrusha No. 1, after the Northern War, BOUGHT from the previous owners - the Swedes with all the little people who lived at that time. Well, we are not some kind of barbarians, so the free "citizens" must certainly be given and let them go to the EU, and the "non-citizens" remain. laughing Away from the terrible Russian bear, but even to Africa for permanent residence, it is warm there, but we will somehow survive the promised small ice age, we are a familiar people and also with gas.
      1. BOB48
        BOB48 22 January 2014 13: 04
        + huge !!!!!!!
    2. HAM
      HAM 22 January 2014 17: 27
      And what kind of Jurmala will our stargazers go to?
  4. svp67
    svp67 22 January 2014 09: 44
    The Ministry of Defense of Latvia noted that they were ready to send to the Central African Republic, the quote: "several dozen Latvian military."
    This is what the "Latvian riflemen" in Africa have forgotten? Are they looking for their death?
    1. Neophyte
      Neophyte 22 January 2014 12: 52
      SVP67: Serve and clean coffee pushes for Messrs. Legionnaires.
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    3. BOB48
      BOB48 22 January 2014 13: 06
      these are Latvian oilmen! laughing
  5. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 22 January 2014 09: 53
    But why contact them at all? Close the embassies, withdraw people and stop all kinds of contacts, since these limitrophes are of no interest to us, just let the trains go to Kaliningrad, we don't need anything else. Let them go crazy, screaming about "Soviet threat "or" invasion of the Martians ", even if at least the entire US and NATO army is transported, it will be easier to destroy it with one blow.
    1. DuraLexSedLex.
      DuraLexSedLex. 22 January 2014 09: 59
      There are many Russians who have the status of "non-citizens", the problem is actually with them, throwing their own people nizyayaya. Therefore, you have to push. Screw the nuts there)))
      1. Arhj
        Arhj 22 January 2014 20: 07
        There and among the citizens there are many Russians and other minorities. The results of the referendum on the Russian language, the Russian mayor of Riga, whose party won the parliamentary elections, but was literally "robbed" by the right democrats, is an example.
  6. 3935333
    3935333 22 January 2014 09: 57
    pleased - "Union of smoky peasants", and eyes, look into those crazy, obsessed eyes of poor Laima "Stretch" .... kapets to the Latvian state! About oil, I generally choked on tea, the campaign is not in vain Zadornov lives there.
    1. smile
      smile 22 January 2014 15: 52
      By the way, about oil you laugh in vain. Lithuanians produce a little bit of oil in the sea. Too lazy to watch how much. So, at the bottom with the Latvians on this issue, all these twenty years about oil have been a permanent silent squabble - the Latvians dispute the right to extract oil and periodically poison their greens on the Lithuanians, they say, the Lithuanians pollute the Baltic ... When it comes to Baltic oil among Latvian leaders a bad light comes on in my eyes, like that of a rural beaver ... :))) So, we can say that both countries are a little oil powers ... almost ... a little ... :))))
      1. 3935333
        3935333 22 January 2014 16: 24
        I read ... Lithuania has really small deposits on land, in the equatorial territory of Latvia and Lithuania, right on the border of the (sea) of these states, there is an offshore field (explored even under the Union) with an estimated 733 million barrels. But so far there is no production. On the border of Lithuania and the Kaliningrad region - Lukoil (also on the shelf) has been producing since 2004.
  7. Orakyl
    Orakyl 22 January 2014 10: 08
    There is no need to gloat over the problems of innocent people. Politicians appointed by the West have the goal of quarreling peoples, having previously washed their brains, and we are witnessing the result of this in the Baltic countries. Time will put everything in its place, with our help, of course, where will we show you where we show, where we teach.
    1. smile
      smile 22 January 2014 16: 04
      So they don’t want to learn something ... Although ordinary people in Lithuania have already drunk freedom. For the most part, the years of total brainwashing with a solution of Russophobia, sand and castor oil have been doing their job ... I have been friends with all Lithuanian neighbors of my relatives since childhood, when we come, we arrange a sabantui. They only speak Russian to me, although I know Lithuanian almost like they ... they unanimously scolded their unreasonable politicians who put Lithuania on the four bones in the West, the corruption that they have worse than ours, their pension policy - was cut in 2009 pensions on average by 15-20 percent and since then it has been frozen, but when it comes to history or the situation in Russia, such dense things say (not outrage) that they live in the Amazon jungle ... I tell you - their eyes bulge - they are surprised .... but they believe, nevertheless, friendship from 4-5 years old has confidence ... The trouble is that the entire political elite has been selected since the nineties by the Western masters ... normal people simply will not be allowed to go there. What can I say if more than half of their presidents are Americans. And ordinary people are imbued with propaganda slogans and believe in them. Until they have a complete Armageddian, they won’t understand anything.
  8. Stinger
    Stinger 22 January 2014 10: 16
    We must look for oil. When you plunge into the guno, you always have to look for oil.
  9. askort154
    askort154 22 January 2014 11: 05
    .... "we need to look for oil" ...

    Saw, Shura, saw ...
  10. S-200
    S-200 22 January 2014 11: 17
    And let the Balts slurp independence with spoons ...
    The Russian-speaking population, if it is so bad for them, can easily naturalize in Russia.
    It is necessary to periodically prohibit the importation of Baltic products into the Russian market because of the indestructible nationalist flavor.
  11. mountain
    mountain 22 January 2014 11: 45
    The Enties, the Balts, were so fawning before the frivolous that they were ready to wash their socks. And the Germans thanked them. Who, what works well, does that. So they found their place in the world, and congratulations on that.
  12. machete
    machete 22 January 2014 12: 08
    Yeah, a few dozen is a significant force. Likely to protect the national flag of the country.
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  15. Neophyte
    Neophyte 22 January 2014 12: 58
    The future of these state entities is very vague. As an option, joining Poland, or a mass exodus to Europe to earn money.
  16. Stasi
    Stasi 22 January 2014 13: 27
    Oil in the Baltic states is another occasion for comedians. I agree that sooner or later the Baltic lands will become part of the territory of Russia, but I would like it without the Balts, let everyone put down a herd to Europe, there will be enough toilets for everyone.
  17. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 22 January 2014 15: 24
    Here are stupid Latvians. They also have a proven way to get money, more than once proven.
    1. Sell ​​off the remaining plants for scrap.
    2. Bury the remaining Russian-language schools.
    3. Find oil and gas in Russia.

    All business.
  18. Leshka
    Leshka 22 January 2014 15: 41
    completely fools or how
  19. Old scoop
    Old scoop 22 January 2014 18: 06
    "Psychologists, studying the reasons for such a serious problem for the country as the increased number of suicides (reports Delfi), came to the following conclusion: the main reason is the Soviet past ..."
    Well, there is something to compare and understand what is lost. And in front of hopeless European old age and as a result of suicide.
  20. core
    core 22 January 2014 18: 23
    fascists are not finished.
  21. uzer 13
    uzer 13 23 January 2014 00: 00
    We must continue to search for oil. It is not there on the surface, it has already become clear. Now we need to try to drill a well, maybe we can find it in the earth. Shale gas still needs to be extracted, it always helps the Holodians restore the destroyed economy.
  22. Bosk
    Bosk 24 January 2014 00: 46
    Guys, maybe it’s enough for Latvians to cheat ... and even more so as they call them fascists, at least on the example of May 9 and the legionnaire’s march it can be seen that tens of times more people come to the Liberators monument voluntarily than the ACTIVELY organized legionnaire’s march and if anyone says that Liberator’s monument, only Russian-speaking hang out, then he wakes up strongly wrong. It was in the first place, and in the second I said and still say that most Latvians have no hatred of Russia, but the elite wants to create such an appearance and it seems to her very well succeed ... judging by the comments. Here it was noted above that Latvians do not want to return to the Union with Russia ... there is such a thing, there is also no hatred here, just Latvians are a small people and like any small people they want stability, well, this may not be the right way achieves ... the future will show. But until the future comes in Russia, too, it is necessary to put things in order, because let's say the same company around Serdyuk does not slightly spoil the rating. Once again, yes, there are problems in Latvia, for example, the same legionnaires and their henchmen; here I agree, I myself am ready not to talk only verbally but also in their other ways .... BUT FOR PART I DO NOT NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE, respect at least in memory of those Latvians who for the Union are not current health but life was given ... AND THERE WERE NOT ONE!
  23. shelva
    shelva 24 January 2014 03: 13
    Are you talking about Latvian riflemen? This is a "bright" page in our history. They were often charged with punitive operations against the Russian people during the formation of Soviet power.
    1. Bosk
      Bosk 24 January 2014 20: 45
      Punitive operations in a civil war are a slippery topic of discussion, as a rule they are not taken captive and where the military operation ends and the punitive begins ... it was difficult to understand not only now but also in those days, and secondly at that time Latvian arrows were part of our people and to say that they shot at the Russian people ... this is a little overkill. Let everyone decide whether they were on the right side or not on the right, but the fact that they put their heads in the Civic not for the sake of money, but for the sake of the idea, there is also a lot to say, and the question is how everything would have happened in Russia they were not there. They are part of our history, our past and how not to twist part of our future.