The History of Latvia
4000 years ago first settlements of Latvian ancestors.
1201 Riga was founded by German bishop Albert.
Latvia is in geographical crossroads of Europe.
In honor of geographical crossroads of Europe in 1874 in Rucava was built a church.
In the 19th century Latvian territory was occupied by German and Russian
In 1905 Latvians had their first revolution.
In 1914 started the First World War which affected Baltic States.
During the First World War was formed the first Latvian army with Latvian Riflemen.
Latvian rifleman were military formations assembled starting 1915 in Latvia in order to defend Baltic territories against Germans in World War I.…