RIGA - Dynasties and battles are often mentioned in the anthems of other countries, but the Latvian anthem is clear and deep in its simplicity, President Egils Levits says as the Latvian anthem "God bless Latvia!" marks its 100th anniversary.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the song written by Karlis Baumanis at the sitting of the Constitutional Assembly of Latvia on June 7, 1920 - when the prayer "God bless Latvia!" was confirmed as the national anthem.
In honor of this event, Levits shares his thoughts on the Latvian...
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