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The Riga Metro (Latvian:Rīgas metro) was a planned metro system in Riga, Latvia, during the time of the Soviet Union. Three lines with a total of 33 stations were planned to be built by 2021, however in the late 1980s, during the Singing Revolution, the whole project met with opposition and combined with the fall of the Soviet Union, construction, which was planned to begin in 1990, never took place.
The population of the city has been declining due to emigration and negative population growth rate since 1990, making the prospects of a full metro system, even with EU funding, unrealistic in the near future. In fact, after the fall of the Soviet Union, possible construction of the metro system has even not been publicly discussed.
The idea of the Riga Metro emerged in the mid 1970s, when city planners were examining how to integrate traffic systems into the capital. Several concepts were proposed, including the reconstruction of the city's railway or the installation of high-speed tram lines. However, officials regarded both proposals as inefficient. The most pressing issue was that Riga's population was rising quickly and was expected to eventually surpass one million, the requirement for constructing a metro in the Soviet Union.
Growing up in metro Detroit, I used to watch my Jewish mother, who immigrated from Riga, Latvia, decorate a tree in our living room each December. “But we’re Jewish, so why do we have a Christmas tree?” I recall thinking. While I didn’t understand the tradition at first, I grew to understand it over time ... .
(JTA) — Growing up in metro Detroit, I used to watch my Jewish mother, who immigrated from Riga, Latvia, decorate a tree in our living room each December. “But we’re Jewish, so why do we have a Christmas tree?” I recall thinking. While I didn’t understand the tradition at first, I grew to understand it over time ... (Courtesy of Zlatopolsky) ... .
Flash-noise grenades were used against protesters on Pobediteley Avenue, near the Pushkinskaya metro station, and in the area of the Riga shopping center, where people set up barricades.Towards nightfall, a significant part of the protesters - about 3,000 people - found ...
They turned the spotlight on accessibility in MetroVancouver...It's an issue being addressed, with varying degrees of success, across Metro Vancouver ... The IPC's Rigas said the next step for Metro Vancouver is to urge designers and developers to go beyond existing building codes to offer an "equitable experience" for everyone.
sets its scares in the underworld of the Moscow metro system ... With Metro2033 still in alpha, no judgment should seem definitive at this point ... Metro 2033 is a narrative-driven first-person shooter ... Once you complete the tutorial, you catch up with Artyom as he is about to move on to the Riga station in the metro network ... the metro system itself.
Violence also is rare on the MetroRail cars that carry many concertgoers to and from the square, said NFTAPolice ChiefJosephRiga... The brawl that broke out Thursday night is an exceptional incident, Riga said ... The NFTA doesn't typically station officers on Metro Rail cars, Riga said, due to manpower issues.
An Islamist group claimed responsibility for the bombing at the crowded Riga metro station and vowed there would be more attacks on "infidel" Russia, according to a statement published on a website ... The first was that a bomb was left in a car parked by the metro station and a supermarket called Krestovsky.
The explosion, at the edge of a large public square, set two cars on fire and broke glass in nearby shops, cars and the Riga subway station ...Alexei Borodin, 29, was walking out of a supermarket near the Metro station when he heard the blast ... Matvei Ganapolsky, a radio reporter, was driving past the Riga Metro when the explosion occurred.