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Latvijas Avize

Founded before Latvia gained independence, Lauku avīze (Rural Newspaper) was renamed in 2003 and is now called Latvijas avīze. It is the number two paper on the Latvian market and the most popular newspaper published in Latvian. It mostly deals with issues affecting rural Latvia; problems in the agricultural sector feature prominently. Latvijas avize's stance is decidedly national conservative.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Conservative
Circulation: 24,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Friday
Online payment model: All content free of charge

Location: Riga, Latvia
Publisher: AS Lauku avīze
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1987

Dzirnavu iela 21, Riga 1010
Phone: 00371 67 09 63 88
Twitter: @LA_Lv

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1 article from this medium has been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

Latvijas Avize - Latvia | Monday, April 26, 2010

A Russian-Latvian by any other name ...

A recent report by the BBC has described the situation of the Russian minority in Latvia as positive in general. The daily Latvijas Avīze is delighted with this praise but criticises the terms used in the report: "It's absurd to speak of Latvia's 'Latvian community'. I mean you wouldn't talk about the Lithuanian community in Lithuania or the French community in France. In France the notion prevails that belonging to the nation is determined by the basic republican values and not one's ethnic origin. And these values include the national language. ... But does the term 'Russophone Latvians' even make sense in the Latvian context? And if so, is that the same thing as 'Russian-speaking' or even 'unable to speak Latvian'? ... Another drawback is the incapability or unwillingness of the so-called Latvian parties to include loyal citizens of various origins."

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