Saturday , June 19 2021

Asteroid, flowers, letter paper … What is the word 'Latvia' for 100 years?



The name "Latvia" was born relatively recently in the present territory -19. age and is slightly older than the country itself.

Today we can say that the word "Latvia" has also been immortalized – in order to show respect, honor or love for the Latvian state, on its behalf several things and places have been named in the last 100 years. This is not so surprising, admits the head of the Latvian Institute of Promotion of Latvia.

Aiva Rozenberg

Director of the Latvian Institute

At first it seems unbelievable, but on the other hand we can imagine that it seems clear to me – Latvia is Latvia. And it is likely that the word is quite sacred to use it completely, as they say, on every corner and in everything we create.

The first news about the yellow amber of Latvia already in the eighteenth century, known as the breed of folk breeding. The name of Latvia, called the Latvian Dark Head, named after Latvia in the first years of independence, was the "Latvia" mailbox, named from Latvia, in the name of Latvia in the name of Latvia at the turn of the 1930s and 1940s. The widespread use of the Latvian word took place during the years of adventure, then the Latvian "plunder" was created, as well as the breed of pigs "Latvian white", which is now entering the line of endangered breeds.

The "Latvia" stamp was something special. In the years of the Soviet Union, the Superski Supermarket Factory in Riga or RAF began to produce minivans, and the two models were called Latvia. They could not buy it one by one, but they wanted to make this letter home.

Representatives of "Rafina" are now seen at the Riga Motor Museum. It represents Rafa two generations, but why these models receive the word "Latvia", it is not really studied, it's just a concept.

Juris Vanags

Exposition manager of the Automotive Museum in Riga

If we logically match the similarities, the moped from the Red Star factory was also named "Riga", in Kharkiv, radio "Ukraine" was produced, in Latvia VEF produced the radio "Latvija". The tendency of time to produce objects with names is popular. It is still the time when Berkeley is working in Latvia and when Khrushchev has not yet started his anti-national policy, and then gave him the title of "Latvia."

Most of these vehicles were manufactured and used for the needs of public authorities, hospitals, fire brigades and police. But the model called the tourist variant has more windows, a sunroof in the ceiling, a more comfortable cabin.

From 1957, RAF, including models with the word "Latvia", was produced for 40 years. So in the early 90's. In the meantime, the name of Latvia was given to several varieties of flowers, such as Dahlian red "Latvian red" and "Latvian red". But in 2015 Latvia received a variation of the tulip called "Latvia" as a gift from the Netherlands. Tulips in red and white from the Netherlands have been presented to Latvia in honor of their presidency in the Council of the European Union (EU).

August Zilbert

Representative of the Latvian National Library

It is symbolic that the Netherlands took over the presidency in 2016, which was a symbolic future gesture of the future cooperation from the Netherlands to Riga.

Tulips in the library are no longer installed. Now instead of tulips, "sow" Rain.

Tulip bulbs, at the end of the Latvian presidency, were distributed throughout Latvia to various distant municipalities.

Speaking of the mysterious space, there is also the name of Latvia – the asteroid circulates around our Sun, called by our country.

Ilgmārs Eglītis

Head of the Baldone Observatory

Large size, 30 kilometers. It was given a name in 1934, although it was discovered in 1933.

At present, with the number 1284, a small asteroid register was discovered in Germany, and the German astronomer introduced the name "Latvia".

"Due to the fact that the Latvian astronomer was very active in the development of small planets, various comets, not only in the methodology of calculating the orbits of asteroids," says Eglītis.

However, the asteroid "Latvia" is difficult to see. Although the Baldone Observatory has the largest telescope in Latvia and is able to detect up to 50 meters of asteroids, the asteroid "Latvia" is far too far – about 450 million kilometers from Earth. It is at a safe distance from our planet.

In the Small Planet Register you can find out where the asteroid is and see the parameters on a special website. The "Latvija" asteroid is located on the right side of the Milky Way, between the constellations of the scorpion and the opossum. But to see Latvia, she would have to go further south, closer to Ethiopia or Egypt.

If we are still far from the stars, thanks to modern technologies, not only the word "Latvia", but the whole country outline can be traversed in London – the Latvian institute created a digital map a few years ago and began to invite people all over the world, wherever they may be create a Latvian map outline, go, go or go and share it on social networks.

A special application in the phone assumes that this card remains for the user. Currently, such Latvian maps are already drawn in many countries around the world.

Aiva Rozenberg

Director of the Latvian Institute

Such an emotional relationship, no matter where you are in the world, so Latvia comes with you. Almost only Antarctica and the Arctic are places where there are no maps of Latvia, therefore it is a gift for Latvia, a sign of honor for Latvia for a hundred years, from our own people around the world, and at the same time a gift for the inhabitants of this city.

Why, however, is the word 'now' less and less pronounced in Latvia? The expert of the Latvian Institute admits – confirms that we feel quite stable as a state. She is convinced that Latvia has something to boast about and that there are ideas that change the world and why they can not be given the name of Latvia.


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