Latvia: President expresses pride over restoration of independence

Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics expressed pride and happiness on the 34th anniversary of the restoration of Latvia’s independence, LETA reported. He noted that a new generation had since grown up that only learned about authoritarianism in history books. However, Rinkevics reminded that freedom was not self-evident. He thanked the members of Latvia’s Supreme Council who courageously voted for the restoration of independence on 4 May 1990.