RIGA - Early this month the fourth international festival of folk dance, "Sud-malinas" (Windmills), gathered eager afternoon crowds throughout central Riga: at Dome Square, the open stage in Vermanes Park, the Esplanade and the central station square. Despite the merciless sun, people stayed and watched, many hiding in the shade of trees, the bravest and the most enthusiastic sitting on benches until their heads began to swim under the sun's kisses.The festival was attended by groups from all regions of Latvia, Russia, Sweden, Hungary, Israel and China. The dancers performed in Riga and Jur...
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