RIGA - According to a survey conducted by the research center SKDS, 79.7 percent of Riga residents have a positive opinion of Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs, who is also the leader of Harmony Center, a party with strong support among Latvia’s Russian speakers.
But Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma appears to have less of a positive opinion of Uskakovs, recently calling him “Pinocchio,” the fairtale character whose nose grew each time he told a lie.
The results of the survey indicate that just 11 percent of Riga residents have a very high opin...
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