Having arrived in Riga in the days before Latvia regained its sovereignty, Rikke Helms headed the Danish Cultural Institute in Riga for 12 years. The position gave Helms a unique perspective on the transformation of the Baltic nations, though now she is leaving her beloved Riga to establish a new branch of the institute St. Petersburg. Line Wolf Nielsen spoke to her in Copenhagen about the years she spent in Latvia. What was your biggest achievement while on the job?The fact that the Danish Cultural Institute is considered a reliable and permanent part of the cultural landscape of the three...
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