Moscow welcomes reform of UN’s anti-terrorism activities — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:53
NATO seeking to revive cold war-era climate — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:51
Situation in Syria gives grounds for cautious optimism — LavrovWorld September 22, 1:24
NATO secretary general comments on Russian military drillsWorld September 21, 21:34
NATO secretary general hails idea of deploying UN force in UkraineWorld September 21, 21:29
Russia ready to discuss alternative resolutions on UN mission to DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 20:18
UN approves probe into Islamic State crimes in IraqWorld September 21, 20:10
Russia’s Alrosa mined all-time largest pink diamond in its historyBusiness & Economy September 21, 20:07
Russia submits Zvyagintsev’s film Loveless for OscarsSociety & Culture September 21, 19:16
RIGA, August 19 /TASS/. Russian books banned in Ukraine can be found in Latvian shops because it is impossible to ban them under existing Latvian laws, the Latvian Security Police said on Wednesday.
"A huge number of propaganda books has been printed in Russia of late," the press service said adding that the Latvian Security Police was paying special attention to Russian books, which were appearing on local bookshelves.
The Latvian Security Police have called on Latvians to be critical of the books’ content and compare it to the real events.
"We have serious fears that the true objective of these publications is to strengthen a more beneficial stance for Russia in interpreting politics and history," the Latvian Security Police explained.
The previous Latvian media reports said that more than half of books by Russian authors that had been banned in Ukraine were freely available in one of the local book chains.
The chain’s management said, in turn, that its outlets did not sell unacceptable literature such as anti-religious books, for example. Books describing the events in Ukraine are sold uncensored in Latvian bookshops, the chain’s director, Elena Bystrova, said.