During this time, Communist rule dictated that women be treated equal to their male counterparts.Therefore, Latvian men and women were equally mistreated during periods of foreign occupation, and many died in concentration camps or were deported or killed by government officials during this 50-year stretch.Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania Capital: Riga Climate: maritime; wet, moderate winters Population: 2,165,165 (2014 est.) Ethnic Make-up: Latvian 57.7%, Russian 29.6%, Belarusian 4.1%, Ukrainian 2.7%, Polish 2.5%, Lithuanian 1.4%, other 2% (2002) Religions: Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox Government: parliamentary democracy The official language of Latvia is Latvian, which belongs to the Baltic language group of the Indo-European language family.

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In the first date, tradition still dominates and so it's usually the man who pays for everything. The play is modern; it's an interpretation of Fellini's , but luckily without scenes with naked actors, so I don't have to blush – a young woman sitting beside a young man!

For the following dates it depends, and you can agree on who will pay and when. Latvians are rather prudish, although it is possible for girls and boys to be just friends without everybody gossipping.

It is common for parents to provide financial assistance to adult children.

In return, children are expected to take care of their elderly parents.

It is not an ordinary theatre, but a small, modern space where actors can express themselves freely as individuals, called Theatre Observatory. It means he really likes me, because guys in usually, but not always (! They are friendly and talkative, but when it comes to flirting... You can go for a drink with friends, of course, but when you're dating, then it's more of a "smart" style to start the evening with some activity.

In the afternoon I already start to prepare for the evening because I have nothing else to do – or in fact because I can't do anything else.

The family is still the centre of the social structure.

Even in urban areas it is common for generations of extended family to live together in the same apartment. The family provides both emotional and financial support to its members.

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