BOOKS FROM RUSSIA GO TO SCHOOLS IN LATVIA
Both Russian and Moscow governments have presented books and textbooks to schools in Latvia.Upon Russian embassy request
LAShOR is arranging distribution of the books in Latvia. Totally 14863 books arrived to Latvia since November 2001.
They are already forwarded to schools' libraries.
Three more parcels with books arrived in December 2002-January 2003. They include literature, textbooks, educational textbooks
which will be distributed shortly. The distribution is arranged according to the procedure agreed with the Russian embassy in Riga.
As soon as new books arrive from Russia it will be announced through newspapers and on LAShOR home page.
The information on the books will be sent to schools by e-mails.
The HOLIDAY 'TATYANA'S DAY'
The founding date of Moscow University coincided in 1755 with the Great Martyr Tatyana's day, the Orthodox holy day.
Since then Russian students proclaimed Tatyana their patroness, and Holy Tatyana's day became a holiday both in Russia and even abroad.
In 2000 LASHOR renewed the tradition of celebrating Tatyana's Day in Latvia. The holiday was proclaimed the Day of Russian education
and culture.Not students only but also the teachers of different schools (not only Russian) participate in the Day. This, LASHOR hope, will
strengthen inter-national contacts within Latvia. One of the goals of the Day is to raise the authority of Russian education, to retain Russian culture
in schools in Latvia.
THE THIRD PARENTS CONFERENCE
LAShOR held the 3rd Conference of Parents of Latvia in Riga Congress Hall on 14.09.2002.
The Conference slogan was 'To study in the native language'. Based on the decisions of the 1st Conference of Parents and 2nd
Conference of Parents, LAShOR worked out the mandate for the candidates to the 8th Saeima (Parliament) of Latvia, as well as the
draft of amendments to the law on Education and to the Law on General Education. More than 800 people participated in the Conference.
The participants voted to support the mandate for the candidates to the 8th Saeima.